Beginning Sounds

Mastering the beginning sounds letters make can be tricky for some young children.

Plenty of practice helps! 
And now we have a string of resources to assist you!


These 3-part cards can be used just to introduce individual letters and sounds or used later for games for more confident children.

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Or use our 2 part puzzle cards for beginning readers.



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These initial cards offer just right amount of practice for children who have been introduced to all of their beginning sounds but are still practicing differentiating between sounds.

Beginning Sounds Match Cards | you clever monkey

Just print and add magnetic letters or laminate to write on.


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This set of clip cards help build fine motor skills while also helping young children to feel more confident about the connections they are beginning to make between letter and the beginning sounds they hear in words.


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Looking for a resource that combines building letter recognition and differentiating between beginning sounds? Try this set of alphabet wheels - they're a favourite!

 Initial Sounds Alphabet Wheels | you clever monkey

These alphabet wheels are the step before our popular Initial Sound Alphabet Mats. Providing some handwriting practice, fine motor strengthening and practice at differentiating between letter sounds, a great addition to your literacy centre rotations!


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Initial Sounds Alphabet Mats | you clever monkey

You all love these Initial Sound Alphabet Mats and your students do too! With a mat for every letter of the alphabet, it's easy to understand why these became a favourite so quickly!


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 Alphabet Initial Sound Mazes with Real Life Photos | you clever monkey

Looking for a fun way to practice differentiating 
between beginning letter sounds? 

With 26 different full colour mazes 
to choose from, 
children can work independently to 
find their way to the end 
then use the answer cards to check their path. 


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Alphabet Say It Trace It Write It Make It Mats | you clever monkey

Looking for a fun way to practice differentiating between beginning letter sounds? Try our Say It Trace It Write It Make It Alphabet Mats


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Or try our Connect Four games to 
help reinforce all the initial sounds!

 Connect Four Initial Sounds Game | you clever monkey


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Download our 3-part letter and sound cards from here.