Aspect 7 - Segmenting & Blending
Oral blending and segmenting is a later skill that will be important when it comes time to read and write. Being able to hear separate sounds within a word and then blend them back to understand that word is really important.
Blending - is a vital skill for reading. The separate sounds (phonemes) of the word are spoken aloud, in order, all through the word e.g. The adult would say c-a-t =cat
Segmenting - is a vital skill for spelling. The whole word is spoken aloud, then broken up into its separate sounds (phonemes) in order, all through the word. For example the adult would say cat = c-a-t.