Phoneme ch

This language video lesson is designed for 3-6-year-old children. It guides the children with different sounds the phoneme ch produces and how it is used to form different words. 

In order to master phonics, children must first be able to identify phonemes while reading.


What are Phonemes?

Phonemes are the basic vocal gestures of a language, recycled to create all of its words. The English language has about 42 distinct phonemes. All the spoken words are constructed from these 42 interchangeable movements of our mouth.

A phoneme has no specific meaning or purpose; however, it makes words sound different or change their meaning.

What is the phoneme ch?

The phoneme ‘CH’ is made of 2 letters, namely c and h. When these two letters come together, they produce 3 kinds of sounds. The phoneme ch can be spelled in several ways: “ch”, “tch”, “k”, or “kh”.

The phoneme ch is a consonant digraph pronounced with the tongue on the roof of the mouth.


Examples of phoneme ch when produces:

  • /ch sound: bench, porch, lunch, punch, etc 
  • /tch sound: catch, match, hatch, batch, etc
  • /k or /kh sound: anchor, chemist, school, etc


Benefits of learning phonemes:

  • It helps children to excel in reading
  • It helps to improve vocabulary
  • It helps children to be imaginative and empathetic
  • It improves memory and concentration

In this video lesson, picture cards and movable alphabets are used to help the child make new words using the ch phoneme that produces the sound of /ch. 

Watch the video and ask the child to repeat this activity. Encourage them to make different words with ch phonemes and add more words to their vocabulary.

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Video Created by: Joanne Shango




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