How to Teach Vowel Sounds so Kids will Remember Infographic
Why are Vowels important?
- Vowels are found in every syllable of every word.
- They enable us to distinguish between words such as pant, pint, pent, punt or slip, slap, slop.
- If a child doesn’t understand vowel sounds, they will struggle with reading.
Why Do kids struggle with Vowels?
Five of the 26 alphabet letters are vowels: A, E, I, O, and U.
- Unlike consonants, each of the vowel letter has more than one type of sound or can even be silent with no sound at all.
Why use visuals to teach Vowels?
- A visual learner cannot rely on memory to recall the sound difference between E and I, or O and U.
- A visual with a related hand motion is critical. The child will see the symbol and their brain will draw on the image and motion.
Why incorporate hand motions into learning Vowels?
- Children associate body motion with the shape of the letter and the sound they hear themselves saying.
- Over time, they will no longer need to make the hand motion, the sounds will become automatic.
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