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The Letter "B"

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the letter “B.”


Remember that we’re going to focus on the sounds the letters make. Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.


Ok, let’s get started.


Today’s Letter Sound

Today we’re going to learn the letter "B." It’s pronounced like the beginning of the words “baby” or "ball."


Ask your child to make the “b” sound 3 times as they point to the letters:


b

b

b


Ask your child if they can think of any words that start with the “b” sound. If they need help, the words bed, beach, and brother all start with the “b” sound.


Have them say the “b” sound 3 more times as they point to the letters:


b

b

b

Word Practice


Now we’re going to work on “blending” letter 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:


b e d

b ed

bed


Keep practicing until they can say the word "bed" clearly and cleanly. If they are still pronouncing it as "buh-eh-duh," point out their mistake and have them do it again.


Now:

b a d

b ad

bad

And:

b u n

b un

bun


And:

l a b

l ab

lab


And:

b e ll

b ell

bell

Last ones:

r o b

r ob

rob


And:

r i b

r ib

rib


Hard Word Challenge


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


rab bit

rabbit


If they read it smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them sound it out another time or two to get it right.


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

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