The world of soft sounds may confuse us because that’s not how most of us have learned them. We just picked them up as we grew. To help children understand and learn soft sounds and their principles, take a look at SplashLearn’s innovative approach and methods.
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Although we only have 26 letters in the English alphabet, there are 44 letter sounds in all! That probably explains why several letters have multiple sounds in different cases. The letters C and G are among them. They have a soft and a hard sound.
Making Soft Sounds Fun
When children learn letter sounds, they are usually introduced to the hard sounds. C is for cup, making a ‘ka’ sound, while G is for gap, creating a ‘guh’ sound. The soft sounds of both letters sound like ‘sa’ and ‘juh’, respectively.
Practicing soft sounds may be different for kids of different grades. If you have a kindergartener, you may want to help them understand the difference between soft and loud sounds through music, voice, clapping, and other actions. It can help give you a firm starting ground. You can slowly introduce the soft and hard sounds after that.
With first graders, it is more important to practice the sound and its usage in words. Online games provide ample practice and help make the learning great fun! When working on soft letters, show your child how the letter E usually follows the soft sound. It will help make the concept easier for them.
Applying Soft Sounds with Your Readers
The letter sounds can be pretty confusing in themselves. Throw in complexity, and children may feel confused, overwhelmed, and even demotivated. The key is to make the experience as entertaining and engaging as possible. Games in learning can help them pick sounds, sort for the right sound, and even play along while songs and stories unfold.
SplashLearn makes letter sounds simple with a range of games and interactive techniques that can keep learners actively engaged for hours. Explore our section on soft sounds for some fantastic tips and resources.
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