What is a consonant blend?
A consonant blend is when two or more consonants are blended together, but each sound may be heard in the blend, such as 'bl'.
We say each consonant quickly, so their sounds blend together.
The most common beginning consonant blends include:
bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fr, tr, fl, gl, gr, pl, pr, sl, sm, sp and st.
Consonant blends like fl and fr can start words.
Example: Complete the word to match the picture.
Look at the picture below. What do you see?
The word 'flute' starts with fl. Add fl to ute to complete the word flute.
fl + ute = flute
In this activity, we are going to look at the consonant blends 'fl' and 'fr'.