Digraphs are letter pairs that together make a single sound. There are three “biggies” to watch for: “sh,” “ch,” and “th.” As experienced readers, adults take these combinations for granted, but for early readers, they can be pretty frustrating. After all, kids only just learned the sound of “s” and “h.” It can seem downright unfair to them that these letters make an entirely different sound when they're together!
Fortunately, you can help, and make it fun, too! Here's an activity that gives your child some good practise hunting for digraphs around the house, then turns them into a fun game the whole family can play.