This BL sound song is one of a series of guruparents phonics songs.
The song introduces the diagraph by featuring 12 words starting with bl, including some sight words.
Kids songs are a good way for a child to start to learn to read – and this one is set to a catchy rap tune, features lots of colorful pictures and has a simple rhyming pattern. It is also a good song to introduce the bl sound for someone who is learning English.
To adults, the ‘bl’ sound blend may appear so obvious as to not need to be taught. While it is no doubt true that children able to ‘sound out’ words should have no trouble with this sound, the key is speed.
By being able to recognize the ‘bl’ letter pairing and therefore not need to sound it out, a child is reading that little bit faster than they otherwise would.
And speed is vital, not least because the sooner a child learns to read at a reasonable pace, the sooner they will be able to read books purely for pleasure – one of the hallmarks of a good student!
BL Sounds Lyrics
Bl is for blue – the color of the sky
Bl is for blink – to briefly close your eyes
Bl is for blush — when your face goes red
Bl is for blanket — to keep you warm in bed
Bl is for blond — what color is your hair?
Bl is for blouse — a type of shirt to wear
Bl is for black — the color of the night
Bl is for blind — if you have no sight
Bl is for blister — it can be very sore
Bl is for blizzard — best to stay indoors
Bl is for blank — when a page is bare
Bl is for blossom — spring is in the air!
Letter and Blend Resources
Beginning Sounds Chart – our Beginning Sounds Chart is useful for teaching the unique sounds that begin many words. It’s free and printable for parents and teachers to use.
Beginning Sounds Worksheets – the Beginning Sounds Worksheets These Beginning Sounds Worksheets cover the most common two letter sounds used to begin words. There are 20 worksheets available in the collection.
Alphabet Chart – the Alphabet Chart consists of the 26 letters of the alphabet and a picture corresponding to the phonic sound of each letter, the chart is a great tool to teach the alphabet to your child.