Play Alphabet Match-up!
Research shows that children who know the names and sounds of letters when they enter school, learn to read sooner. You can help!
During the preschool years, children develop at an extraordinary rate. Although your child’s incessant curiosity may be aggravating at times, especially at the end of a long day, it provides an opportunity for you to help her connect daily experiences with words. Small things, that aren’t particularly exciting to adults, can be fresh and fascinating to curious preschoolers. Take something as un-glorious as the standard wooden clothespin. To you? Nothing special. But to your preschooler? Fun just waiting to happen and a great way to launch reading off the page!
Here’s a project that will help your child match sounds to objects she sees every day. It doesn’t take a lot of money, or a lot of skill—it’s easy!