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Extensive research during the last decade has produced compelling evidence of a strong relationship between phonological awareness and the acquisition of reading skills.

Phonological awareness is the perception of the speech sounds that form words.

According to a report from the National Reading Panel to the

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2000),

phonemic awareness training has caused reading and spelling improvement.

The benefits have lasted beyond the training time.

To help your child develop and improve phonemic awareness:

* Read, Read, Read

* Talk about sounds and experiment with sounds with your child

* Talk about letters and the sounds they make, point to letters and ask about the sound, make a sound and have child identify the letter.

* Read books with your child that promote phonemic awareness.


Click here for Reading Skills Chart & Usborne Book Recommendations


Reading To Your Child                     Teaching Your Child to Read                 How to Create a Book Lover


Developmental Milestones (pdf file)               Phonics Skills Chart & Developing Phonemic Awareness


Sharon Riegel                 Charlene Harris

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