Building Phonological & Phonemic Awareness with PreSchool Phonics:
If your child is still at preschool phonics still plays an important part. You need to help them build good Phonological and Phonemic Awareness or in other words, good pre-reading skills. So how can you build these preschool phonics skills in your child today?
Phonological Awareness is basically a skill that trains your child's ear todiscriminate between similar sounding sounds. You will know if your childhas NOT developed good phonological awareness, because they will have difficultyin hearing the difference between words such as
- gate, mate, weight, late
- free, three, tree, see, she
It is easy for us to see that these words, are in fact rhyming words. But for a child, this is a skill that has to be learnt or taught. What canyou do to help?