This Silent K song is one of a series of guruparents phonics songs.
The song introduces silent k by featuring 12 words starting with kn, 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 silent k concept for someone who is learning English.
To adults proficient in English it is instinctively obvious that ‘kn’ is pronounced as ‘n’ in words such as knock, knife, knit and kneel. However, to children learning to read, the existence of silent k is yet another quirk of English that can make things harder.
By being able to recognize that when a word starts with ‘kn’ an ‘n’ sound is made, a child will avoid the confusion and frustration of trying to make a ‘kuh-nuh’ sound, and their reading speed will be that little bit faster.
Speed is, of course, 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!
Silent K Lyrics
K N is for knock – when you want to come inside
K N is for kneepads – for protection when you ride
K N is for knob – to open up a door
K N is for kneel – when your knees are on the floor
K N is for knight – they sure looked rather grand
K N is for knuckles – that you have on your hand
K N is for knot – to tie up your shoe
K N is for knees – everyone has two
K N is for knocker – you’ll find one on a door
K N is for knitting – when you’re making something warm
K N is for knife – you use it with a fork
K N is for knapsack – you can take one on a walk
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.