This TR sound song is one of a series of guruparents phonics songs.
The song introduces the diagraph by featuring 12 words starting with tr, 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 tr sound for someone who is learning English.
Another feature of this tr video is that its lyrics are in rhyming couplets. This should aid in your child learning the words more quickly and can help introduce them to the fact that certain words sound the same.
To adults, the ‘tr’ 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 ‘tr’ 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!
TR Sound Lyrics
Tr is for trash – throw it in the bin
Tr is for trophy – you get one when you win
Tr is for travel – to venture far from home
Tr is for traffic – the cars out on the road
Tr is for truck – I have one in my toys
Tr is for trombone – it makes a very loud noise
Tr is for treasure – it is worth a lot of money
Tr is for tropical – where it’s warm and sunny
Tr is for train – so you can get from A to B
Tr is for triple – to multiply by three
Tr is for trailer – you attach it to a car
Tr is for tractor – you use it on a farm
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.