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The "ay" and "oy" Sounds

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the “ay” and “oy” sounds.

Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.


Let’s get started.


Today’s Letter Sounds


Ask your child if they can guess what sounds combine to make the word “day.” Once they get it correct (d + ay), have them read the “ay” sound as they point to the letters:


ay

ay

ay

Now ask your child if they can guess what sounds combine to make the word “toy.” Once they get it correct (t + oy), have them read the “oy” sound as they point to the letters:

oy

oy

oy

Word Practice


Now we’re going to work on blending the "ay" and "oy" sounds into words. Your child can start slowly by saying each sound individually, but each time, they should try to say it just a bit faster.


Ask your child to say the correct sounds as they point to the letters:


s ay

say

And:


m ay

may

And:

st ay

stay

And:

pl ay

play

Now let’s do a few with the “oy” sound. Ask your child to say the correct sounds as they point to the letters:


t oy

toy

And:


j oy

joy


And:


b oy

boy

And now a couple harder ones:


en joy

enjoy


And:


a nn oy

annoy

Silly Sentences


If you think your child is ready, see if they can read these:


How long can I play with the toys?

When did you get this gray bird?

What color is that car?

Why do I have to watch this show?


If they read these smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them try again another time or two.


That’s it for today. We’ll see you next time.

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