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Teaching a child to read can be a tricky thing.
Some kids pick it up seemingly effortlessly while others need a bit more help as they learn to combine their letter sounds and sound out full words.
One thing that I’ve found to be really helpful is for them to have something tangible that they can hold in their hands, something that they can manipulate, something that truly makes word building hands-on and these printable alphabet letter tiles are perfect for that!
Whether they’re just beginning to learn their letter sounds or they’re already well on their way to learning to read, these printable alphabet letter tiles make a fantastic manipulative that you can add to your preschooler or kindergartener’s language arts lessons.
Within this printable set, you’ll find all 26 uppercase alphabet letters and you’ll notice that the vowels are separated from the consonants and colored red, making them easy to distinguish for early readers.
Use them to practice letter recognition and letter sounds or put them all together and use them to practice building words. they’re perfect for practicing the letters in your child’s name, CVC words, spelling words, and more.
Simply print the pages out, cut out the tiles, laminate them for durability if you’d prefer, and keep them together in a plastic bag or a small plastic container.
When you print the letter tiles out, it’s best to print out three or four copies of each of the pages. That way, as your child uses their tiles to start building longer words, they’ll have plenty of letters.
For those children that have already had an introduction to word families, start out with a single word such as cat and have your child manipulate the first letter to see what new words they can create. Sat, mat, and bat are all great examples of this.
For those slightly more advanced or who already have some practice with manipulating sounds, try having them swap out the ending sound how to make a new word. Show them that by changing the ending sound of the word cap, they can create new words like cab, can, and cat.
If they are just starting to learn their letter sounds you can use these to practice those as well.
Simply show your child a single tile have them tell you what the letter is and then work together to figure out the sound that that letter makes.
As they work their way through the alphabet and start learning the sounds that each letter makes, combining them to make words and blending the sounds together will become easier for them.