5 Pre-Reading Skills Kids Need To Be Successful Readers

Before we can teach our children to read, it is important to first build the foundation for lifelong learning and reading success.

"Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world."

- Malala Yousafzei

In order to learn, children need to be ready and have the motivation to read.

Children need to have language skills so they can describe things and share their knowledge and ideas.

To read, children must understand how books work or concepts of print.

Letter knowledge is understanding that the letters of the alphabet have different names and sounds.

Phonological Awareness is hearing and understanding that that words are made up of smaller sounds.

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

- Frederick Douglass

"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!"

- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943