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Letter vowels - WH and PH | Phonics for kids

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Digraphs are special combinations of letters. When two or more letters go together and create a whole new sound, this is called a digraph. For instance, when "S" and "H" go together they make the sound "SH" like in WISH or SHIP. Today you're going to find out what happens when the letter "H" forms a digraph with "W" and with "P." What do you think the new sounds will be?

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Want to learn more digraph letter combinations? Check out this video and this one too-- these videos that will have you singing and learning more digraphs in no time!Want to become a digraph expert? People usually learn consonant digraphs first and vowel digraphs later. Watch this lesson study video to learn all about what exactly a digraph is and how people learn to use them in reading and writing.
Digraphs are unique combinations of letters. Understanding digraphs is important because it can impact how easily you are able to read and write words accurately. The more digraphs you are able to recognize immediately the quicker you will be able to read and write words-- and the more time you can spend on the fun stuff: like understanding a story or writing a story for others to read!

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