What is the alphabet?
Many children can say the alphabet, but do not understand that letters represent the sounds in words.
In this video we show you how to introduce the beginning sounds of words using the phonetic sounds (‘phonetic’ means representing the sounds of speech).
If you are unsure of the sounds of the letters you can watch our video showing the phonetic sounds of each letter of the alphabet.
We suggest introducing the letter sounds most common in word building and reading instead of alphabetical order.
The suggested order of introduction is: