Kids can learn the middle and ending sounds, add it to letters they already know and they can learn chunks of words as opposed to one word at a time.
So far, my two school-aged children love flashcards. For a long time I had a negative view of flashcards, but I’m starting to embrace them when I can to help my little ones learn. (Checkout our flashcard station.)
Today I have free printables for several “letter a” word families. Just click on the word family you want.
I simply printed the cards on colored cardstock, laminated them at home, punched holes in the corners and used 1 inch book rings to keep each set together. (You can see them in this post about our flashcard station.)
My two older kids (7 and 6) usually pick 2 sets a day to read aloud to me. We don’t do anything formal, they normally just read through their sets while I make lunch, put laundry in the wash, or clean up in the kitchen 🙂
Do you teach your kids word families? Would you like more sets of these flashcards?