Build CVCs

Encourage your child to build simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words from letters.

You'll Need

  • Magnetic letters
  • Foam letters
  • Letter blocks or index cards


10 minutes

Learning Stages

Gather all the letters of the alphabet using magnetic letters, foam letters, blocks or write each letter of the alphabet on an index card: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y and z. Separate the vowels and consonants. Have your child pick a vowel and try to form CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words by sandwiching the vowel between two consonants, such as choosing the letter a and forming: cat, pan, tap, etc. Vary the sessions, concentrating on a specific vowel each time.