Teaching Little Words
Phonological and phonemic awareness activities help preschoolers to build a foundation for developing early reading skills. Three letter words (sometimes called short or little words) are ideal for preschoolers who are ready to practice sounding out simple vocabulary. Consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words are usually best for this purpose. However, preschoolers can also develop sight reading skills while learning to recognize little words that may be more difficult to sound out.
The age-appropriate flash cards provided here include three letter words, with photos to aid in a child's recognition of the subject. They include animals and other preschool-friendly words to reinforce basic skills.
These cards can also be used to teach letters to preschoolers who are still learning the alphabet. The words presented here include words for letters A-Z, starting with each letter of the alphabet. Of course, little words that start with Q for kids still learning the alphabet are hard to come by, so the only exceptions are letters Q and X ("quilt" and "x-ray").
Downloads are available in JPEG image formats. The first page includes letters A-P. The second includes letters Q-Z.
Flash Cards (JPEG) - Page 1
Flash Cards (JPEG) - Page 2
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