Kindergarten Lingo: 10 Important Terms Every Parent Should Know

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Phonemic Awareness:

The ability to recognize the individual sounds that make up words

For example, a child with high phonemic awareness is able to break the word “cat” into three distinct sounds—the hard K, the A and the T—and able to hear the common sound in several words, such as hearing an H sound in “hen,” “hat,” and “hill.” Check out our set of rhyming worksheets for a head start to phonemic awareness.

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