SL Sound Song

This SL sound song is one of a series of guruparents phonics songs.

The song introduces the diagraph by featuring 12 words starting with sl, including some sight words.

Children who have learned the sounds made by the letters “s” and “l” will typically be able to sound out “sl” and read it correctly. So what is the point of this “sl” video?

The answer is twofold.

Firstly, it comes down to speed. By being able to instantly recognize “sl” and the sound it makes a child’s reading will be ever so slightly faster.

This is important when teaching your child to read because one of your main jobs is to avoid children falling into the trap of thinking reading is boring. Children who can read at a good speed are more likely to get caught up in the excitement of a book and fall in love with reading, rather than get bogged down and lose interest.

Secondly, the “l” sound is just about the most difficult sound to form in the entire language. However, the “sl” sound is one of the easier varieties of “l” so by practising this sound using this phonics song children will be able to gain confidence in correctly pronouncing a difficult letter.

SL Sounds Lyrics

Sl is for slippers – you wear them in the morning
Sl is for sleepy – you’ll probably be yawning

Sl is for slope – when the ground is at an angle
Sl is for sling – so a broken arm won’t dangle

Sl is for slip – be careful you don’t fall
Sl is for slam – it is rude to slam a door

Sl is for sleigh – it is a type of sled
Sl is for slice – you can have a slice of bread

Sl is for slippery – when the ground is rather wet
Sl is for sloth – a bad choice for a pet!

Sl is for slouch – when you’re not standing up straight
Sl is for slow – Come on move or we’ll be late!

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.


View more videos like the SL Sound Song on the guruparents youtube channel.

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