I have created this alphabet a to z beginning sound pack, particularly for preschool and kindergarten to practice beginning sounds. This teaching primary pack consists of 27 worksheets.
Beginning sound is the first step towards learning to read a language. Distinguishing beginning sounds from the rest of the word prepares your child to read and write.
The above alphabet a to z worksheet is for the beginning sound ‘a.’ There are nine pictures in all of which six begin with the sound ‘a.’ ‘Alligator’ has been circled for you. The child has to circle the other five.
You can have the child circle the pictures beginning with sound ‘b’ or have them cross the sounds do not begin with ‘b.’ The pictures used to teach primary are simple and easily identifiable.
This is a zero prep pack to practice the alphabet a to z sounds with preschool kids who have not yet begun writing.
In case your children are fond of coloring, I have another preschool pack for alphabet a to z beginning sounds.
The above preschool worksheet is for vowel ‘e.’ Vowels can be particularly confusing for children especially when it comes to discriminating between short vowel sounds.
I make sure to revise the five sounds of the vowel every single day. Each finger is named after a vowel and the children raise fingers one by one saying its sound out loud.
These preschool worksheets will not overwhelm children and are perfect when practicing beginning sounds.
However, the first pack that I recommend for introducing alphabet a-z beginning sounds is my ‘Phonics sound’ pack.
This alphabet a-z beginning sound pack can be complemented with my beginning sound flashcards. It will be a good way to revise the sound before attempting the worksheets.
Regarding the sound ‘qu’, I have made two worksheets ‘qu’ and ‘q’ since sometimes ‘q’ is used instead of ‘qu’.
I personally use ‘qu’ but I find that schools mostly teach the ‘q’ sound instead of ‘qu’.
‘q’ however makes no sound on its own.
‘q’ and ‘u’ come together to make the sound /kw/
Another activity that is very popular with my preschoolers is the ‘beginning sound mats activity.’ You must try it to teach primary.
In the above education worksheet which is for the ‘x’ sound, we circle the pictures that have the ‘x’ sound in the end like foX, siX, miX, waX, faX and boX. There is no word that begins with the sound ‘x’ so, in order to understand the sound, we try and make the child hear it in the end.