Want to help you little ones practice their early phonics skills? Then these color the beginning sounds worksheets for W, Y and Z may be just what you’re looking for!
Learning to read and write is a crucial milestone for young children, and developing strong phonics skills is an important part of that journey.
Phonics is the study of the sounds that letters make, and it is a fundamental aspect of early literacy education.
With these worksheets, we’ll be focusing on letters W, Y and Z, and exploring words that begin with these letters.
With four different rows of pictures, children will have fun searching for the pictures that begin with the focus sound and coloring them in.
This kindergarten phonics activity is great for helping your little ones to recognize what the different letters look like and start segmenting and listening for the beginning sounds in words.
The pictures included are:
And this activity not only helps children develop their phonics skills but also their fine motor and pencil skills as they practice coloring neatly within the lines.
What Skills Can Your Little Ones Learn And Develop?
These beginning sounds worksheets are designed to help your children practice and develop their early reading skills, such as:
- Segmenting – this is the ability to breakdown and hear the different sounds (phonemes) in a word
- Letter recognition – knowing what the written form (graphemes) of the sounds look like
These are important skills taught during phonics lessons and can help your children take some of their first steps on the path to becoming fluent readers.
Through coloring they can also develop:
- Hand and finger strength – the ability to be able to apply enough pressure to make marks on the page and hold the pencil firmly
- Hand dominance – developing and strengthening the skill of one of their hands
- Crossing the mid-line – this is the ability to cross the imaginary line running down the center of your body – it means they won’t have to switch hands if they want to color on the other side of the page
- Pencil control – holding the pencil correctly to allow for a full and fluid range of movement
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How To Prepare These Beginning Sounds Worksheets (WYZ)
This one’s pretty straight forward!
First you’re going to want to download and print the phonics worksheets by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.
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After that you’re all done!
That’s it, your little ones are now ready to practice their segmenting skills and start identifying those initial sounds.
Simply encourage them to segment (breakdown the word into its phonemes – it might help to use fingers for each sound they can hear) and listen carefully for that first sound. Then they need to color only the picture that starts with that sound on each row.