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The Letter "N"

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

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.

Let’s get started.

Today’s Letter Sound


Today we’re going to work on the letter "N." It makes the "nnn" sound like the beginning of the word “net” or the end of the word "can."




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

n n n Ask your child if they can think of any words that start with the “nnn” sound. If they need help, the words no, nap, and never all start with the “nnn” sound.

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

n n n 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:

n a p n ap nap

By the end, check to make sure your child is reading the word as "nap." If they're still going slowly over each syllable (or saying "nuh-aaa-puh"), have them keep practicing until they can read it cleanly and correctly.


Let’s do a few more:

n u t n u t nut And:


c a n c an can And:

p a n p an pan And:

t a n t an tan Has your child noticed anything about words that end with the “an” sound?

Overnight Challenge

See if your child can name 3 things that end with the “nnn” sound.

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

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