Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Teach Long and Short Vowel Sounds

Daily Tips

Try something new with your kids every day! Find tips on reading, learning, and raising a well-rounded child.
 
 

Today's Tip

Today's Tip: 
April 03, 2017
Teach Long and Short Vowel Sounds

Work with your child to come up with as many words as you can think of that contain a certain vowel — like /a/. Then, review the difference between the long /a/ sound, like ape and hail, and the short /a/ sound, like apple and hat. Revisit the original list of words you came up with and highlight the long /a/ sounds in yellow, and the short /a/ sounds in green. Then practice enunciating them together, so that your child hears the differences between the long and short sounds. When you're done, repeat the activity using a different vowel.

 
 

Find Just-Right Books

Activities & Fun

If the weather isn't cooperating and your kids can't go...
Our lovely Valentine’s crafts will charm your children and fill your...
Put together the pieces to create a Valentine’s message.
Before kids share a book with a friend, ask them to have this book...
Your child will warm up to this reading and writing mini book that...
Rank the books your kids read and keep score of which is the best they...