Welcome back! Our list of words that start with the Letter T is full of relatable examples that are sure to help your child learn the letter T!

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Words that start with the letter T like tiger


Talent, what you may call a natural ability or skill.

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Trust, which is firm belief in the truth, reliability, ability, or strength of someone or something.

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Tolerance, or the ability to endure something difficult without retaliating.

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For more words that start with the letter T, I found a list that can guide you to fun and important values. Every child has the chance to resonate with a different word that starts with the letter T. It is important to find the words that best address your child’s development. 


For many, a lesson on words that start with the letter T would only mention the most basic animals: turtles and toads. Don’t get me wrong! They are great. There are just so many animals that start with letter T. I could not help but get a little bit creative, when making my choices. 

  1. TAPIR

    • They may look odd at first, but tapirs have adaptations that have helped them survive on Earth for a very long time. They are primitive animals that have remained unchanged for millions of years. Present-day tapirs, depending on species, can be found in Mexico, Central America, South America, and Asia. People often think a tapir is a kind of pig or anteater, but it is actually most closely related to horses and rhinos. Its nose and upper lip are combined into a flexible snout that the animal uses to reach and pull food into its mouth. A tapir is both a browser and a grazer! It uses its snout to pluck leaves from tree branches or to feel around in the underbrush for fallen fruit to eat.Tapirs are nocturnal animals that like to spend a lot of time in the water. They can stay under the water for several minutes. In fact, when frightened, tapirs hide in the water and breathe with their snout poked above the surface like a snorkel!

    • Found only in Tasmania (off Australia), their name makes Tasmanian devils sound scary, but they are actually quite shy. The name “devil” may come from the sounds they make. They make eerie growls while searching for food at night. And when a group of them feeds together, they screech and scream. Tasmanian devils are marsupials, like kangaroos and koalas. The babies, or joeys, are carried in their mother’s pouch after being born. When they grow too big for the pouch, they ride on their mother’s back. Tasmanian devils eat meat, not plants. In fact they are the largest marsupial carnivore in the world! These interesting animals may make a loud fuss, but would prefer having food that is already dead, instead of having to hunt.
  3. TIGER

    • Tigers are really hard to find. That’s because their unique orange, black, and white stripe pattern helps them blend into the forests and grassy areas where they live and hunt. Tigers are carnivores. They are quiet, patient hunters with large powerful paws and teeth to help them catch and eat their prey. Some of their favorite meals include pigs, deer, rhinoceroses, and even small elephants.Tigers hunt for their food, but they are also hunted by humans for their valuable fur and body parts. Because of this, tiger researches think there may only be 3,500 tigers left in the world. This makes them an endangered species.

    • Toucan? They can! Toucans are important for rain forest health and diversity in their habitats in Central and South America. These birds eat seeds, which helps replant the plants.The toucan’s bill is also a big deal. Some say that the large and brightly colored bill is used to attract potential mates. Others suggest it is useful in scaring away predators or animals that might compete with the toucan for food. Toucans are known to reach deep into tree cavities to grab eggs from other birds or to dig deeply into their own nesting cavities to clear them out, and pairs have been seen tossing fruit to one another in a courtship ritual. No matter what purpose you decide on, the toucan’s bill is a very useful tool! Toucans spend their lives high in the rain forest canopy—seldom making trips to the forest floor. Like a woodpecker, they nest in hollowed-out tree cavities.
  5. TAKIN

    • These big herbivores have special adaptations that help them survive in their habitat. A takin has split hooves that give it good footing on steep, rocky hillsides. Thick, shaggy fur helps it stay warm in the winter, and so does that super-sized snout! The big nose warms up the cold air as the takin takes a breath. Each spring, takins gather in large herds and migrate up the mountains to find fresh food. When the food runs out and the weather grows cold, they move back down to the valleys. As they travel back and forth, they use the same paths over and over again, so the route is well marked. Like cows and sheep, takins have 4 stomachs. Takins have been known to push over small trees to reach the leaves easier!


If you need more coloring sheets to keep your kiddo busy, check out our color by letters series!


In our journey around the world to find the greatest words that start with the letter T, we have come across some places worthy of mention. These places starting with the letter T are truly tremendous!

As much as I wanted to write all about Texas, the very best state of all time and most amazing place starting with the letter T… I figured I should branch out, a little.

  1. Tennessee

    • Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation’s most visited national park, is headquartered in the eastern part of the state. Tourism contributes billions of dollars each year to the state’s economy with large attractions being Graceland, Dollywood, and Gaylord Opryland Resort. Tennessee has played a critical role in the development of many forms of American popular music, including rock and roll, blues, country, and rockabilly.
  2. Tokyo, Japan

    • Tokyo is the center of the Japanese government. It became the capital city of Japan in the middle of 19th century, when its name changed from “Edo” to “Tokyo”. Before then, Kyoto was the capital of Japan. Tokyo was destroyed by fires started by the Great Kant? earthquake in 1923. It was also badly damaged by bombs during World War II. There was almost as much damage as the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. After Japan lost the war, the city was rebuilt. Now, Tokyo is a center of technology and innovation.
  3. Thailand

    • Thailand is in the heart of Southeast Asia. Bangkok is called the Venice of the East because there are 83 canals. As many as 10,000 boats full of fruits, vegetables, and fish crowd the canals and create a floating market. The city of Bangkok is home to many impressive Buddhist structures featuring gold-layered spires, graceful pagodas, and giant Buddha statues. About 90 percent of the people are Buddhist, but about three million Muslims live in the south near the border with Malaysia.


T is for Turmeric

Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron or the golden spice, is a tall plant that grows in Asia and Central America.

Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, and it has powerful biological properties. While turmeric is delicious and nutritious, it has also traditionally been used in medicine to treat inflammatory conditions, skin diseases, wounds, digestive ailments, and liver conditions. 

What a terrific food that starts with the letter T!

Incorporating Turmeric into your diet can be as easy as adding it to salad dressings and marinades!  

If you’re looking for an easy and high protein snack, check out our recipe for Turmeric Split Peas and Vegetables!

Time is up, but I would love to hear some of your favorite words that start with the letter T in the comments below!

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