- 1 First, what are vowels?
- 2 How are vowels classified?
- 3 Do you want to download vowels to print?
Today we will give you some great resources of vowel to print in color, to color, lowercase and uppercase so that you can carry out various learning and fun activities with children and thus begin to learn letters and writing.
First, what are vowels?
The first thing you need to know, before you can download these resources of vowel to print in color and to color, you should know a little about vowels so that you can also explain a little more about them to children.
There are two sounds in the Spanish language: vowels and consonants.
Vowels are sounds or phonemes of natural language. These are pronounced with the mouth open without obstruction of the teeth, lips or tongue.
There are five vowel sounds: a, e, i, o, u. Vowels form the core of syllables, and consonants require a vowel to form syllables.
From what has been described above, it can be said that the main function of the vowels is to complement the sound of the consonants and thus build words or syllables.
How are vowels classified?
Vowels can be classified into weak vowels and strong vowels, which can help children distinguish between syllables in a word and identify the stress rules of a word.
Weak vowels or also known as closed vowels are i, u. Pronouncing them does not require a wide opening of the mouth. Weak vowels do not have the function of being a syllabic nucleus.
Strong vowels or also called open vowels are a, e, o. When pronouncing them, it is done with the oral cavity much more open than with other sounds. On the strong vowels falls the greatest strength of the voice and thus form a syllabic nucleus, hiatus or diphthongs.
Do you want to download vowels to print?
We believe that you already have enough information to make a short and clear explanation to the children so that they know not only how vowels are written and how they sound, but also their function.
From now on, you will be able to download some resources of vowel to print uppercase and lowercase letters in color, others to color, cut out and carry out with the children various activities with vowels to print, where in addition to learning they will have fun!
Download vowels to print in full color
Here you can download vowels to print in color pdf both in lowercase and uppercase so that you can work with the little ones to identify the letters and why not? the colors.
Download vowels to print for coloring
Here you can download the vowels in both lowercase and uppercase so that the little ones can paint them in the colors that most appeal to them.
Download vowels to print and cut out
Here you can download the vowels to print and cut out in color in both lowercase and uppercase so that children can cut them out and thus also work on fine motor skills, a super-necessary skill for the reading and writing process.
Download activities with vowels
Here you can download ideas of activities with vowels to print where children can identify, the use of vowels and words that are written with these vowels.
Below we also give you some ideas of fun activities with vowels that will help you reinforce vowels with the chiquis:
Guessing game with the vowels: “I see, I see”
You can adapt this well-known guessing game to any need. In this case you can play them with your children using words that start with vowels.
For example, you can say:
- I see I see
- Do you see?
- A fruit
- What letter does it start with?
- with the letter u
In this case, the name of the fruit that begins with the letter u is grapes, but it could be something else that begins with that vowel.
Dice of vowels
Get a big die or build a die and on five of the faces put a vowel, the free space will be a wild card that you can use to put a penance or something you can think of.
Throw the dice and ask your child to mention a word that begins with the vowel that came out on the dice or, failing that, to do a penance.
You can work other games with the vowels so that you have much more fun, you just have to use your imagination! You can also download other letter resources to carry out other types of activities, for example a syllabary and others with which they will have fun!
We hope that these resources of vowel to print uppercase, lowercase, color, cut out and color are to your liking and help you awaken the love for vowels and letters in your little ones.