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How to Introduce Phonemic Awareness When Reading Bedtime Stories To Your Toddler

It is a known and researched fact that one of the best predictors of reading fluency in school is with development of phonemic awareness of young children. So how do you as the parent develop these skills in your child to help them get a head start on reading? You could wait till they get to school and hope that the teacher they have is very good at teaching reading or you could do something at home to develop these phonemic awareness skills and know that your child will perform well in school. You really can’t indict the teacher if your child falls behind. The overcrowding of classrooms and the number of children coming to school without the basic phonemic skill set to start the reading process is close to 1/3 and depending on the school may even be higher than 50%! Let’s start off by defining phonemic awareness. Phonics […]


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How I Teach Phonological and Phonemic Awareness To My 2 Year Old Toddler

The ability to hear, identify and use the smallest units of sound or phonemes is the basic definition of phonemic awareness. Some mistake phonological awareness as the general category that phonemic awareness falls under. Having phonological awareness means that you are already proficient at phonemic or individual sounds and now can understand sounds at which onsets and rimes or bigger segments of a word. A great thing about phonemic awareness is that it is a skill that can be learned early on in child’s life and if developed appropriately will ensure that your child will be reading and spelling at or above grade level. A good sign of when your child is ready to begin the phonemic awareness development is right about the time they start to talk. This is an indication from their brain development that they are ready to learn. Children as young two years have been able […]

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