Your child will look for common letter combinations in printed materials.
Spread out some magazines and newspapers on a table or on the floor.
Tell your child that they are going to be a detective! Explain that their job is to use their magnifying glass to find consonant blends (two letters blended together) at the beginning of words.
Start with one blend, like st. You might say, “Your first detective job is to search for the blend st, like at the beginning of the word stop.” If your child is unsure of what this blend looks like, write the blend or find a word that has the blend in it. Encourage your child to use the magnifying glass to find for as many words with this blend as they can. Your child can mark the blends with a crayon, marker, or highlighter. When they’ve finished, try another letter combination!
|Beginning consonant blends||br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, bl, fl, gl, pl, sl, sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, tw, qu|
|Ending consonant blends||st, sk, sp, nd, nt, rk, nk, mp, rd, ld, lp, lt, lf, pt, ft, ct|
|Digraphs||ch, ck, gh, ph, sh, th, wh|