How to pronounce v sound

This pronunciation lesson is designed for 3-6-year-old children to help them pronounce the letter ‘p’ using its phonic sound.

Learning phonic sounds is important for children as this helps them read faster and more fluently. This is the first step in learning spelling and vocabulary.

In our previous video lesson, we learned about phonics, the importance of learning phonics, and the phonic sounds of the letters a to u. This video lesson is the 22nd in a row of learning the sound of letters. 

Why Do Children Learn Better When Introduced to Phonics?

Phonics is the study of sounds and phonics principles are always applied whenever we read something in the English language.

The transition to early reading and spelling is greatly facilitated when educators introduce kids to sound-letter patterns through fun emergent literacy activities. To help a child learn to read, phonics plays an important role as it aids in word breakdown.

Based on sounds, the children combine words. Beginning with the sound of the letters in the alphabet, they progressively advance to words and then sentences. A child begins reading books without even realizing it.

How to Pronounce the Letter v? 

The letter v is said to be a continuous consonant, and the sound tends to be produced for a few seconds for the entire duration. It has an even and smooth pronunciation.

The pronunciation of the letter v is voiced, which means the vocal cord vibrates when making the sound of v. It is the counterpart of unvoiced /f/.

While we pronounce /v/, the jaw is usually closed and the lips are quite relaxed. The upper backside of the bottom lip is pressed very lightly into the bottom of the top teeth. Air is pushed out of the mouth between the top teeth and the upper backside of the bottom lip.

V sound words 

The phoneme /v/ is usually written like a word with the letter “v”–vase, vulture, violin, vest, vegetables, van, etc. 

 Here are some words with a v sound in the middle–level, hover, never, rival, etc.

How to Introduce the Pronunciation of the ‘v’ to the Child?

  1. Invite the child to the table and tell them, today we are going to learn the sound of the letter ‘v’ produces.
  2. Show the child what the letter ‘v’ looks like and the sound of the letter ‘v’.
  3. Say it several times by producing the /v/ sound.
  4. Ask the child to repeat the sound after you.
  5. Show the child a picture or miniature of words starting with ‘v’ such as a vase. 
  6. Repeat the sound of the letter ‘v’ every time while showing the image of the vase. 
  7. Now show another picture and again produce the letter ‘v’ sound.
  8. Ask the child to pronounce the letter ‘v’.

List of Activities to Introduce the v Sound to the Child 

  1. V for vegetablesBring on some different vegetables. Make a vegetable matching game. Play vegetable games at circle time. If the child is interested in colors, go for some vegetable printing on paper. While doing each activity focus on pronouncing v.
  2.  V for vanilla– Get some vanilla cookies or ice cream. Treat the child and let them pronounce the sound of /v/ with each bite.
  3.  Make the letter V with your fingers. Children can put some paint on the 2 fingers and print it on paper. Fun with colors and learning the sound of /v/ would be exciting.
  4.  V for vest–educators can create a vest shape out of a paper bag and let the child wear it for fun. Children can also decorate that and sound v for a vest.
  5.  Craft activities with v for vulture or v for vase can also be done in varied ways. Such activities will create interest in the child to learn sounds and also help to develop fine motor skills.

This video allows the child to explore the short consonant sound of the English letter ‘V’ and learn words starting with it, such as a vase, vest, and vegetables. The sounds are repeated for each word so that the child can hear and pronounce the letter accurately.

 Related Pronunciation Videos:

  1. Pronunciation of the letter ‘j’
  2. Pronunciation of the letter ‘w’
  3. Pronunciation of the letter ‘q’
  4. Pronunciation of the letter ‘t’

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Video created by: Strykun Olena


  • english language
  • language development
  • phonic sound
  • primary level
  • pronunciation