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Letter of the Week: R

Are you ready for a new sound? It is Reindeer time! ‘R’ is a consonant and one of the later developing sounds. In fact, it is typically one of the last sounds to be mastered (often not until a child is 6 or 7). It can also be one of the trickiest. /r/ is a hard working sound as one of the most common sounds in English. To complicate things, it changes slightly depending upon where in the word it appears and the vowels around it. Have you heard the term "r-controlled vowels"? Yup. /r/ can be "vowel-like". So, for our purposes here I'll talk about 'r' in general terms.

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