Awareness of phonemes, the smallest units of sound, is important for reading and working on speech sounds. You can help your students work on one of the earliest phonemic awareness tasks by matching words that have the same initial sound.
Included are 10 pairs (20 picture cards) of words that begin with the same sound. They are available in color and black and white. You can begin by putting three cards in front of the student and having him/her identify the two that begin with the same sound. You can work up to having all of the cards on the table to be matched.