About Me

I have been working as a speech pathologist since 1990.  Over this time I have accumulated a lot of resources across three different websites – BusyBugKits, SpeechBookShelf and BabyChatter.  This website is an amalgamation of this work.  I hope it helps you when you are working with your little clients!


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r Blends


Download a Screener for Initial Blends or Final Blends here. 

Initial r blends

  • br – brain, brown, breathe, broom, bread, brim, bring, brew, break, brush, breeze, broken, broccoli, bright, brick, bride,
  • cr – crab, cry, croc, crib, crow, cross, crown, crack, crane, crawl, crust, crazy, creak, croak, crime, cream, crisp, creep, crepe, crumb, crate, crowd, crash, crush, create, cruise, crunch, cradle, crouch, crutches, crayon, creepy-crawly, crack, cricket, crooked, crown, crystal, crumble, crumpet, cracker, crunchy, crinkle, Christmas, creature, crossing, crayfish, crossword, crocodile, crosswalk.
  • dr – dry, draw, drop, drag, drip, drum, drive, drink, dress, dryer, dream, drill, drake, drone, drawers, drain, dragon,
  • fr – free, fry, friend, from, free, frog, fries, frame, front, frost, frown, froth, fresh, fruit, frill, freeze, fridge, freezer, frypan, frost, fright, fringe, frozen, frosty, fragile, freckles, frisbee,
  • gr – grow, grey, grub, grab, grid, granny, grip, grin, group, great, green, grade, grass, grain, graph, groom, grape, gravy, groan, grime, ground, gravel, grease, grumpy, grandpa, grated, grind,
  • pr – prince, princess, pretty, print, printer, press, prize, present, pram, pray, prod, price, proud, prick, prove, project, private, pretend, primary, program,
  • shr – Shrek, shrivel, shrink, shrug, shrub, shrew, shred, shrimp, shriek,
  • tr – train, track, tray, tree, try, treasure, trip, trap, trim, trick, truck, tractor, tribe, trail.
  • thr – throne, three, throw, through, thrill, thread, throat, threat

Medial r blends

  • br – zebra, umbrella, eyebrow, hairbrush, cobra, gingerbread, library, Labrador, abracadabra
  • cr – secret, microscope, scarecrow, spacecraft, acrobat, microphone, across, increase, velcro
  • dr – children, hundred, screwdriver, laundry, bedroom, hairdryer, raindrops, cauldron, wardrobe
  • fr – afraid, kiwifruit, passionfruit, grapefruit, Africa, refrigerator, bullfrog, defrost, different
  • gr – angry, hungry, photographer, ingredient, kilogram, degree program
  • pr – apricot, shipwreck, surprise, apron, footprint, espresso, fingerprint, pinprick
  • tr – Australia, mattress, country, waitress, electric, firetruck, controls, pantry, 

All R Blends worksheets click here