What is a syllable?
A syllable is a single, unbroken sound of a written or spoken word. Syllables usually have a vowel and accompanying consonants. Sometimes syllables are called beats of spoken language.
Have a look at the examples below. Try clapping out the syllables of each word.
Cat has one syllable
Water has two syllables - wa - ter
Bicycle has three syllables - bi - cy - cle
Category has four syllables - cat - e - gor - y
Now that you know what a syllable is, let’s start the activities!