Step Four to Reading - Phoneme Segmenting

After Blending, Your Child is Ready for Segmenting

Educators who understand this concept, recognize phoneme segmenting as the a challenging but important beginner reading skill children need to master before moving on the reading sentences. Teaching this skill involves breaking down words into their sequential letter sounds. It’s like spelling by sounds instead of with letters.

An example of practicing this skill with your child is presenting an image of a cat and saying, ‘cat’ - /c/ /a/ /t/, then asking her to say it with you, ‘cat’ - /c/ /a/ /t/.

Phoneme segmenting abilities is the marker many educators use to determine whether kindergarten to first-graders will be successful in reading. If they have difficulty segmenting words, they will be plagued with problems reading.

The segmenting products we have below were carefully designed using various fun games and lessons. They will help your child build powerful segmenting skills and lead them to the next skill of reading sentences.

Be sure to use our checklist to find exactly where your child is at in reading, where any gaps may be and the right materials to use.

Teach Segmenting Properly with Fun Games and Activities


Phoneme Segmenting Apps

read words with ABC Magic Reading 3 games

ABC MAGIC READING 3

Multiple Syllables

This app focuses on words with multiple syllables, such as "pumpkin", "nugget" and "fabric". These word games reinforce letter sound knowledge and help children learn the essential reading skill of segmenting.

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ABC Magic Reading 4 for reading words

ABC MAGIC READING 4

This app focuses on words containing phonograms, such as "star", "creek" and "ship". These games further reinforce letter sound knowledge and help children learn the essential reading skill of segmenting.

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ABC Magic Reading 5 word reading mastery games

ABC MAGIC READING 5

Silent Final "e"

These app games focus on words with silent final "e", such as "cake", "bike" and "home" and reinforces sound letter knowledge. It also helps children segment letters into words.

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