Rhyme Time: Early Literacy Tip of the Week

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 by earlyliteracy


Sing, Talk, Read, Write and Play with your child.

These activities support early literacy. 

Developing the following skills help children get ready to learn to read!

1.      Phonological awareness

2.      Vocabulary

3.      Background Knowledge

4.      Print Conventions/Awareness

5.      Letter Knowledge

Phonological awareness: The ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.


Talking about words that rhyme helps children become more aware of the smaller sounds in words.  Read books with simple, rhyming words like The Cat in the Hat together. Play a word game with your child, pick a word and ask them to find a rhyming word.  If that is too hard, pick two words and ask children if they rhyme or not?

The Cat In The Hat The Cat In The Hat

Tagged: Stories in Rhyme, Early Literacy, Every Child Ready to Read, kids, Reading