Word selection based on early acquisition and functional use
CV – chew, chair, cheer, choo-choo
CVC– chop, chip, chick, cheese, chase, chin, choose, chalk, church, cheap, check, chief, chess, chirp, chime, charm, chain, chat, chart, cheek, chunk, chook, chase
chest, chimp, champ, change, chance, child
2/3 syllables – chicken, chocolate, children, cherry, cheetah, channel, chilli, champion, chimney, tuna, chewie
patches, matches, teacher, crutches, lunchbox, picture, statue, highchair, kitchen, nachos, beachball, crunchy, matching, witches, stitches
VC – each, ouch, itch, arch
CVC – witch, watch, hatch, catch, couch, beach, lunch, peach, bench, stretch, reach, touch, branch, switch, latch, much, rich, coach, match, bunch, patch, such, march, perch, pouch, pinch, search, speech, launch, pitch, fetch, crouch, punch, teach, torch, porch, scratch
2 syllables – sandwich, cockroach, hopscotch, ostrich, spinach
This list is more suitable for children aged 3 years and up. Lots of fun with cheese, chickens, witch, lunch!
Great book for ‘ch’ and ‘j’ words. Kids love the way each page can change from something ‘nice’ to something ‘yukky’. Do you want strawberry tea or goblins wee?!
Words to Try– witch, kitchen, fridge, cheese, cherry tart, chocolate, pyjamas, jar.
A funny pop up sandwich book with yukky things hiding in the filling. A little girl makes her sandwich and her brother secretly adds in snails, slugs, caterpillars and other insects. A great way to practice some ‘ch’ words like sandwich, cheese.
Words to Try– sandwich, cheese, ketchup
A crazy book for toddlers and younger children about a chicken who does ‘regular’ things and ‘super’ things. Every page has a chance to practice target ‘chicken’.
Word to Try– chicken
Rascal the dragon is a pet. The family don’t know who has been stealing the cheese. Find out!
Words to Try – cheese, kitchen.
Fish & Chips
This is an early reader / simple story. Rabbit is a waiter in a fish and chips shop where there are many complaints! Many opportunities to practice ‘chips’.
Word to Try– chips
From the Meg the Witch series. Simple pictures and story line.
Words to Try – witch, cheese, jump, chips, lunch, chocolate, junk.
A simple book for younger children with lots of great targets. A tactile book with pieces to pull out.
Words to try– lunch, cheese, sandwich, jam, orange juice, chips.
This traditional story is a longer book for older preschoolers. However, many targets that can be repeated throughout the story.
Words to Try– Jack, magic beans, giantess, giant, chocolate, cheese, chips.
Jack and the Beanstalk (Magnet book). This is a cute book with magnets to use during the story. A nice way to keep younger children more engaged.
Words to Try– giant, Jack, magic.
The Vegetable Patch. This is a longer book for preschoolers about a boy growing his own vegetable patch. It has a nice sequenced storyline but can be shortened for children who need it. The targets –patch, vegetables are repeated many times throughout. More targets include – hedge, check, branch, lunch.
Words to Try– patch, vegetables, hedge, check, branch, lunch.
Goldilocks & the Three Bears. This traditional story is a great one for preschoolers practicing these sounds.
Words to Try– porridge, chair. The phrase– ‘just right’ is repeated throughout.
Tails chasing tails. This is a simple sequence book. One animal chases another animal who chases another animal etc. Every page has ‘chasing’ on it or you can do a sentence ‘the tiger chases a short brown tail’ etc.
Words to Try– chasing
The Giant Jam Sandwich. A longer book about a village which has a swarm of wasps. The villagers decide to make a giant jam sandwich to lure the wasps and get rid of them. Funny, detailed pictures to look at for preschoolers.
Words to Try– jam, giant, sandwich, village, chased.
Daddy Pig’s Old Chair. (Peppa Pig series). A nice easy storyline for Peppa Pig fans and a great book for ch and j! They are off to a jumble sale and get a chair.
Words to Try– jumble, choose, jack-in-the-box, chair, chocolate cake, chop.
Treasure Chest. An early reader which has a story about some children entering a magical world in a fish tank. For preschoolers as it has a simple storyline but with less repetition than a picture book.
Words to Try – children, magic, chest.