We have started blending words. When beginning readers sound out words, they slowly say each sound in a word (c-a-t), and then say the sounds quickly together to “read” the word (cat). In reading, teachers call this blending because sounds are being blended together. Here is a quick tutorial on how you can use this at home when reading or when spelling words. *Remember, we want our children to practice this on their own when they are ready. In Kindergarten spelling of these words is not what we are looking for.