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Letter recognition: ABC’s and beyond

It’s no surprise that letter knowledge at an early age is a strong predictor of reading skill later on. But did you know that children learn letter names better, and more strongly connect letters to reading, when letter names are taught with letter sounds? That’s because a letter name doesn’t have any intrinsic meaning. Although […]

Wacky wordplay: Understanding letter sounds

Research consistently shows that phonological awareness is the most powerful predictor of reading ability. Having an awareness of the small sounds that make up spoken language, like syllables and phonemes (distinct units of sound that distinguish one word from another), provides the foundation for connecting those sounds to written letters. Help your child with this […]