Just a couple of opinions.southernshae wrote:(I didn't quite know how to title this LOL!)
he always sounds out words by emphasizing the first consonant and then blending together the last two sounds. 'I'll try to explain .
He'll go "C-aaaat" or "D-oooog". In other words, he can't seem to be able to blend the first consonant with the vowel and then add on the last consonant to that. He does the reverse. My gut tells me it's okay, but it does make the Day 3 blend ladder quite interesting :). He cannot seem to just say the two letters together, but instead invents a word so that it's not just "ga, ge, gi, go , gu". He make it a word by adding a consonant to the end.
Not sure I'm making any sense here .....just need someone to say it's okay. I don't recall my older 3 doing this.
I wouldn't worry too much about the way your child is blending at this point. At least he is sounding out the words, which is good. When you work more on beginning blends in MFW 1st grade, perhaps it will click a bit more with him then.
I wouldn't worry, either, about when he adds a letter or consonant to make a word with the 1st blend ladder activity. My daughter did that, too. The single syllables didn't really make sense to her, so she would often add a consonant to finish it and make a word.
I'm no expert, but I'm sure your son is doing fine. It just clicks with different kids at different times. Perhaps the blending will click more with him as time goes on.