Being able to hear the smaller sounds in words helps children sound out written words:
- Phonological awareness involves hearing the similarities and differences between the sounds that make up words. Being able to identify and create rhymes is part of this important skill.
- Talking and singing with your child, sharing finger plays, and reading books with rhymes all help prepare your child to sound out words as she learns to read.
- This section offers some ideas and activities to help your child hear the smaller sounds in words.