1. Overview

Introduce the short vowel sounds to your child, emphasizing that vowels are “smart letters” because they say their name and a sound.

short vowel sounds
J10: Short Vowel Sounds
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2. Materials & Preparation

Print out the vowel sound cards and picture cards and the Egbert picture, preferably on sturdy card-stock paper. Cut apart the vowel sound cards and picture cards. The index at the end of the picture cards is for the adult’s reference only. Set the picture cards aside for now, and lay out the sound cards in a line in front of the child (in alphabetical order from left to right).