Aug
11
2009

The Sound of ABC

I never like to teach children below the age of 4 reading the phonetic way. I find it troublesome and they found it confusing. I always use the whole word approach for younger children. But as I was teaching my older students the phonetic approach, this busy body of mine was always around. Yesterday, he requested for the ABC book and started to sound all the 26 letters of the alphabets.
To mothers out there who wants to start teaching your kids the sound of the ABC but are not too sure on the sounds, you may want to use these as reference:

A ‘air’ apple

B ‘ber’ ball

C ‘kh’ cat

D ‘der’ door

E ‘eh’ elephant

F ‘fer’ fish

G ‘ger’ girl

H ‘her’ horse

I ‘ee’ igloo

J ‘jer’ jug

K ‘ker’ key

L ‘ler’ lemon

M ‘mer’ moon

N ‘ner’ nut

O ‘or’ orange

P ‘per’ pen

Q ‘quer’ queen

R ‘rer’ rain

S ‘ser’ sun

T ‘ter’ tap

U ‘ugh’ umbrella

V ‘ver’ van

W ‘wer’ wall

X ‘x’ x-ray

Y ‘yer’ yo-yo

Z ‘zer’ zebra

Now, whenever Ethan sees a cat, he will say, C ‘kh’ cat and if he sees a dog, he’ll go, D ‘der’ dog. He is trying to figure out the starting letter sound of every thing he sees in his everyday life. ^^

Ethan @ 2 years old

About the Author: Merryn Tan

28 Comments + Add Comment

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    [Reply]

  • //

    how I wish I read this post much much earlier. I was struggling with the phonetic sounds with Cavan! hehehe… now I've learned it all from him LOL

    [Reply]

Leave a comment

Join ME for updates & giveaways!

About Me

MeHome is where MY heart is.
I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.

Click here to learn more about me ^_^

SUBMERRYN ON TV3, MHI

Ayden and Mummy demo making CNY snacks

SUBMERRYN ON MHI

Submerryn and Mummy doing LIVE Peranakan Cooking Demo

Submerryn NTV7 Breakfast Show

Submerryn talks about coping with physical changes during pregnancy

Submerryn ON TV3, MHI

CNY Ang Pow lantern making demo and playing with snakes

Submerryn ON TV2 Hello On Two

CNY Ang Pow lantern making demo

Submerryn On TV3 KidsNews

Crafting with Ethan on KidsNews

Submerryn On Bernama Radio24

Submerryn In The Star Metro

Submerryn In The Star, In.Tech

Moms who’ve banked on their hobbies and build successful businesses

Submerryn In The Star, Metro

Tossing Lou Sang

Submerryn In Sin Chew

Family holiday trip

Karon, Phuket (Thailand)

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Super Heroes kind of holiday for the kids

Surin, Phuket (Thailand)

Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort and Places of Attractions in Phuket

Mai Khao, Phuket (Thailand)

Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao and Activities for the Family

Bali with Kids (Indonesia)

Holiday Inn Resort Bali and Activities for the Kids

Universal Studio Singapore

Universal Studio Singapore

River Cruise (Singapore)

Singapore River Cruise

S.E.A Aquarium (Singapore)

S.E.A Aquarium, Sentosa, Singapore

Tanglin (Singapore)

Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore

Port Dickson (Malaysia)

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson and Activities for the Family

Port Dickson (Malaysia)

Thistle Port Dickson

Penang (Malaysia)

Holiday Inn Resort Penang and Activities for the Kids

Penang (Malaysia)

Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Batu Feringghi Beach, Penang

Melaka (Malaysia)

Equatorial Hotel Melaka

Melaka (Malaysia)

Estadia by Hatten

Melaka (Malaysia)

Novotel Melaka

Melaka (Malaysia)

Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka

Johor (Malaysia)

Legoland, Johor

Johor (Malaysia)

Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru

Johor (Malaysia)

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Nusajaya Johor

Pahang (Malaysia)

Bukit Gambang Resort City

Archives