Phase 3 phonics sounds: “ch” sound jolly phonics

ch sound jolly phonics

How to teach ch sound:

We are going to teach kids the ch sound through 6 steps. Each step will add a lot of fun and liveliness to the learning time. Let’s see together:

1. sound ch story:

ch sound jolly phonics

Charlie’s father was cleaning his office room when Charlie entered to ask his father for some pocket money to go on a picnic with his mother and aunt. His father had to clean the chair with a towel next to the room door before he gives Charlie the money. the chair was old and hasn’t been used for a while. Once the father put the towel on the chair, a lot of dust came up in the air. Charlie was very allergic to dust and started to sneeze, “chhhhh, chhhhh”. “Father, what is all this dust, chhhhh ,chhhhhh”.

2. ch sound jolly phonics pronunciation:

  • To make the “ch” sound, you need to merge the stop /t/ with the fricative “sh” into one sound.
  • First, slightly open your mouth and push out your lips. 
  • Now, focus on your tongue.
  • Place the tip of your tongue on the alveolar ridge behind your upper front teeth. Just as you do to make the /t/ sound. This way you stop the air. 
  • Now, to release the air, arch your tongue so it’s near the roof of your mouth. The same way as you do when you make the “sh” sound. Make sure that you don’t touch the roof of your mouth and there’s a small gap for the air stream. 
  • When you release the air through this gap, it’ll flow with lots of noise: “ch”.
  • Does that sound like a lot? Don’t worry, let’s watch it again in slow motion.
  • Remember, the “ch” is an affricate sound, so it’s important to completely stop the air and then immediately release it with friction. 
  • Now, let’s try and merge the /t/ and the “sh” sounds together: “ch”, “ch”, “ch”.


3. Jolly phonics digraph ch dictation:

walk with your kid step by step on his notebook to write the following digraph. Show him the gif below and motivate him to imitate it.

4. ch sound digraph tracing worksheet

Here’s the digraph “ch” tracing worksheet to practice:

ch sound jolly phonics

5. jolly phonics sound ch – blending exercise:

Use our phonics phase 2 and phase 3 flashcards to practice some pronunciation activities with your kid: 

  • First level: Make combinations of the flashcards below and let the child recognize which letters are making the sound “ch”.
  • Advanced level: Let the child assemble the words below by himself. keep telling him the pronunciation of the word until he can make the combination alone. 
  • The word the kid should make here is “chair”.

Try other words too…

6. Jolly phonics sound air – words dictation:

Write on the board or on a piece of paper the following table of graphemes. Give the kid some oral words that can only be combined with available graphemes in the table. See how your kid will be able to form a word from.


The teacher/parent here may say :


Now the kid has to know how to form the latter word from the table using his listening skills and his knowledge of blending.

after the teacher/parent pronounce the word the kid should arrange the word following the pronunciation he heard

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