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Read the Syllable

5 min1 participant

Understand how letters combined together create syllables and new sounds.

Let's play!

  1. Pick a brick from each bowl.

  2. Put your letters together to make a syllable and say it aloud (e.g. 2 possibilities: BA or AB).

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 12 bricks (6 different consonants and 6 different vowels)

  • 2 bowls

Place the consonants and vowels in separate bowls.

Facilitation tips

  • Ask “Can you imagine an animal that can make this sound?”.

  • Ask “Can you think of a word starting with or containing this sound?”.

Possible variations

  • Increase the number of consonants.

  • Take two consonants and one vowel and make a syllable.

  • Take more than 2 bricks and read all the syllables as part of an imaginary word.

  • Say a syllable out loud and ask the child to spell it out loud or write it down.

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Children will develop these holistic skills


  • Recognize words more and more easily: Respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters)


  • Perform operations on letters and word syllables: remove, add, reverse, locate, substitute


  • Read aloud


  • Improve auditory discrimination skills: Discriminate sounds in words (syllables)


  • Understand rules

Did you know?

  • Braille is a reading system based on a syllabic approach.

  • When adults engage children in literacy learning during play, and in a manner that extends rather than interrupts the flow of the play, we do see benefits.

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