Once children have learned all of the individual letter sounds, they can begin to learn blends. Consonant blends are two letters that when brought together they “blend” to form a sound. The sound still allows for the individual letters to be heard. (When two consonants come together to form a new sound it’s called a digraph. Below you’ll find a handy list of the different blends and digraphs you can teach your children. Use our free Blends printables to create hand-on learning opportunities in your classroom.
Beginning Blends: bl, gl, cl, pl,fl, sc, sm, st, sk, sn, sw, sl, sp, br, fr, tr, cr, gr, dr, pr
Ending Blends: sk, sp, st, ld, lf, lk, lp, lt, nd, nk, nt, ft, mp, pt, rt
Beginning Digraphs: ch, sh, th, thr, ph, wh, ck, kn, wr
Ending Digraphs: ch, ng, sh, th, tch