When you first begin teaching your child the letters of the alphabet, it’s easy to think that you’ll have a while before you have to start teaching beginning sounds.
In reality, however, young children are just like sponges, and for most of them, it won’t be long before they’re ready to move on to the next step in learning to read.
After learning about the letters and the sounds that they make, including the short sounds for vowels, we move onto to deciphering the beginning sound of a word and these beginning sound alphabet puzzles are a fantastic way to practice!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my kids love puzzles!
We incorporate them into our schooling often because of how much they love them.
It doesn’t really matter if the puzzle they’re putting together is of a picture or something more educational like these beginning sound puzzles, they love them all and will happily spend an afternoon putting them together.
Now, we’ve done alphabet puzzles in the past and we have tons of puzzles that work on numbers, but I wanted something that they could move up with if that makes sense.
I wanted something that would fit with what they’re currently working on and currently, the kindergartner is learning all about the sounds that the letters make, so basic alphabet puzzles just weren’t going to work.
These beginning sound puzzles allow her to keep playing with puzzles while still making sure that she is continuing to learn as she does so.
Included in the download, you’ll find 26 puzzles, one for each letter of the alphabet, and each puzzle has three pieces.
The letter is included as the first piece of the puzzle and the final two pieces have pictures that start with the letter on the puzzle allowing your child to look through each picture to determine what letter it might start with.
Now, as always, if you are just starting to introduce beginning sounds, start out with just a few puzzles at a time so as not to overwhelm them.
Once they’re comfortable with those, add a few more. Work your way up to all 26.