Last week on Facebook, I shared a picture of Otto going through our beginning sound books (b, m, t, p, d). He was very interested, had already gone through a few books earlier, and then went through each again 2-3 times in one sitting.
The books are designed to help toddlers learn the phonetic sounds and broaden their vocabulary. The letters m, p, t, d, and b are the sounds most children naturally learn first, so that’s what I started with.
Each book has 6 pages with one picture per page. The pictures are of one item with little to no background images that would be distracting. I got mine mostly out of magazines. The words all start with their phonetic sounds, but don’t have consonant blends (like drum, tree, chair, brick, etc).
Another activity I’ve started to do with Otto is to have a beginning sounds basket with items starting with each beginning sound. Right now we have a ‘b’ basket on the shelf.