After learning the combination with vowels, 'a', 'e', and 'i', the next step is to learn the vowel combination of 'o' and 'u'.
The vowel 'o' can be combined with consonants as b, d, g, n, p and t.
Make small flash cards and write these combination on them.
o + b = ob (as in cob)
o + d = od (as in god)
o + g = og (as in fog)
o + n = in (as in on)
o + p = op (as in cop)
o + t = ot (as in cot)
After writing each of these combination on separate flash cards, sit with your child and explain him how to blend these two different letter sounds to make one single sound. Start with putting your finger on 'o' and then say the /o/ sound and then slowly slide it to 'b' and say the /b/ sound and then finally slide it to 'ob' and say the /ob/ sound. Do this exercise several times and then encourage your child to do the same.
Similarly, vowel 'u' can be combined with consonants as b, d, g, m, n, p and t.
Make flash cards for the vowel 'u' and write these combination on them.
u + b = ub (as in tub)
u + d = od (as in bud)
u + g = og (as in bug)
u + m = um (as in sum)
u + n = in (as in sun)
u + p = op (as in cup)
u + t = ot (as in cut)
Using the above explained technique, teach your these combination. After your child is thorough with all the vowels, it's time to move on to three letter words.
Next week, we shall learn three letter words.
Have a nice weekend.