Dandy (10): Chickadee, what's a consonant blend?Chickadee (8): I forgot, but I know how to look it up.(I faint with pleasure at this.)Chickadee: Why don't you know this already?
Dandy: It's not the sort of thing that sticks in my head.Chickadee: Well then I'll teach you how to look it up, and then you are on your own.(I briefly revive, and faint away again. If all else fails, I have raised at least one independent learner. Malcolm Knowles would be proud of me.)
She then gives him a nice explanation -- with examples -- of consonant blends and digraphs.