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Teaching your child to read may seem overwhelming. There’s so much to learn. Where do you even start? Before they can learn to read, they need to know 5 Pre-Reading or Reading Readiness Skills.

Whether you are a parent who is working with your child before they start school, homeschooler, classroom teacher, or tutor, you can use the resources and activities you find here at ABC’s of Literacy to help your child learn how to read. So, let’s get started!

From concepts of print to phonemic awareness, these pre-reading skills will help your child build the foundation for reading and learning success.

5 Reading Readiness Skills include:

  1. Motivation to Read
  2. Language Skills
  3. Concepts of Print
  4. Letter Knowledge
  5. Phonological Awareness

Resources & Activities:

When teaching letter recognition to your preschoolers and kindergarteners, it’s important to use letter recognition strategies for different learning styles. For every learning style, you need a variety of resources and activities, so your children can learn the letter names, shapes, and sounds. Many of these strategies use more than one of the different learning …

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From cat and bat to sun and bun, rhyming is a pre-reading skill that kids need to learn. Through this Connect Links Rhyming Words Activity, your kids will practice identifying pictures that rhyme and also work on developing their fine motor skills.  Related Resource: Connect Links Preschool Activities Bundle Connect Links Rhyming Words Activity: Not …

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