Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Jenforkids
Every Child Ready to Read promotes five key areas that children need to develop in early years:
1. Phonological awareness
3. Background Knowledge
4. Print Conventions/Awareness
5. Letter Knowledge
This week our early literacy tip focuses on:
Phonological awareness: The ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.
So how do you build that skill?
One way that you support phonological awareness -- hearing the smaller sounds in words -- starts with just hearing sounds. When you are playing or reading together, you can make animal calls, the sounds of cars, a doorbell, really any sound and then have the child repeat what you do.
Reading a story book aloud allows for improvisation and extras. Don't just stick to the words on the page. Picture books offer amazing opportunities to engage with your child with pictures and make some noise...chug like a train...roar like a lion...squeak like a mouse!
Check out these fun Fall stories filled with crunching apples, falling leaves and mooing cows!