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The OO sound can be either long or short. Mastering the correct pronunciation can be achieved when kids practice phonics and explore more words. Interactive games like words with OO games on SplashLean can help your kids distinguish between the short and long OO sounds with ease and engagement!
Both long and short groups of words are used frequently. A few short OO sounds include hook, shook, took, hood, etc. Long OO sounds are spoon, noon, too, cartoon, or soon.
The sound [u] is the most commonly used pronunciation for the letter OO. For example, in words such as loop, moon, food, and zoo.
Another common pronunciation is the UH sound, as in hoodie, foot, cook, and book.
The AW is yet another pronunciation in some common words with the letter O-O. Some common words in this context are floor, poor, and door.
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The best and most fun way to do it is to pronounce them daily. Your child will enjoy making pronunciations. Let them identify the daily objects and pronounce the same.
Sit down with your child and watch videos focusing on the OO words. Read books with your child that contain the OO words. Continuously make them practice and review your child's progress.
Get some pictures with short and long OO sounds. For words with the short OO sound, just write OO in the word. However, for a longer OO sound, write OOOOOOO. This is a great way to show the difference between the two sounds.
Working from the sound level to the word level, then on to the sentence level, and finally to the passage level enables children to see how everything they're learning fits together. Visual representation has a powerful impact on the minds of kids in any grade.
Since kids can quickly get bored with the learning process, SplashLearn's game-based and educational learning make it interactive and simpler so that your kids grasp better information. You can improve their language skills with challenging online learning games starting today!
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