Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the letter “H.”
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 work on the letter "H." It’s pronounced like the beginning of the words "hands" or “hello.”
Ask your child to make the “h” sound 3 times as they point to the letters:
Ask your child if they can think of any words that start with the “h” sound. If they need help, the words hat, help, and happy all start with the “h” sound.
Have them say the “h” sound 3 more times as they point to the letters:
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:
h e n
h e n
h a t
By the end, double check to make sure your child is reading the word "hat" (not "hat-tuh"). Keep practicing until they get it right.
Let’s do a couple more:
h a m h am ham
h u t h ut hut And:
h u m h um hum
h u g h ug hug
h e m
Hard Word Challenge
If you think your child is ready, see if they can blend this word:
h u n t h un t
If they read it smoothly, great! If they struggle, have them sound it out another time or two to get it right.
That’s it for today. We’ll see you next time.