P is for pencil and pepper. H begins the words home and harpsichordists. But when the letters P and H come together, they make a whole new sound. Phone! Elephant! Photosynthesis! Alphabet!
“Consonant digraphs are two or more consonants that, together, represent one sound… the consonants ‘p’ and ‘h’ form the grapheme ph that can represent the /f/ sound in words such as ‘nephew’ and ‘phone.’”
PH is just one of the sounds that Beep, Bing, Bang, Boop and Bo explore in their musical videos. Find more with this Netflix Jr. StoryBots Learn to Read playlist.
Then watch these related word videos on TKSST:
• O-U (The Hound Song) by Tom Lehrer
• Silent E, an Electric Company song by Tom Lehrer
• Sign Songs from PBS’ The Electric Company in the 1970s
• The power of er, um, uh, like, well, you know…
• Verb: That’s What’s Happening (1974) – Schoolhouse Rock!
• What’s the Longest Word?