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What sound does “PH” make?

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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!

In this phenomenal phonics ditty, the StoryBots sing about the letters PH. From the Iowa Reading Research Center:

“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.’”

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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.

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