Research shows that children with good letter knowledge have the greatest chance of future reading success.
Eagle River, Wisconsin (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
In an effort to promote letter knowledge and other crucial pre-reading skills for preschoolers, All About Learning Press, Inc. has released new blog posts with fun and interesting activities designed to help children learn the alphabet and get ready to read.
In their recent Make Your Own Fabric Alphabet post, All About Learning Press, Inc. provides an alphabet letter template that can be utilized to create fabric examples of each of the 26 letters of the alphabet. The blog post includes step-by-step instructions and photographs to make craft assembly easy, along with helpful resources to help reinforce phonological awareness and listening comprehension in addition to letter knowledge.
“To know and understand letters, children must also learn to recognize them individually and out of order, as well as embedded within words,” says Marie Rippel, author of the All About Reading program and curriculum developer at All About Learning Press, Inc. “They also need to know that letters in text can look different in different fonts, and that printed letters look different from handwritten letters.”
According to Rippel, letter knowledge helps children learn that the purpose of letters and their sounds is to create words, and that words convey information and allow us to communicate. “Familiarity with letters is also important for children when they learn to read because it helps them develop strong decoding skills. Research shows that children with good letter knowledge have the greatest chance of future reading success,” she adds.
Another recent blog post explores 8 Ways to Use Refrigerator Magnets to promote critical pre-reading skills. “Playing with the alphabet—whether it is through fabric alphabet letters, refrigerator magnet letters, alphabet puzzles, or alphabet books—helps preschoolers grow in letter knowledge,” says Rippel. The blog post offers creative options for using refrigerator letter magnets to foster pre-reading skills, including a mix-and-match activity, a updated version of “go fish,” and an alphabet soup activity.
All About Learning Press, Inc. publishes the All About Reading Pre-reading program, which is designed for preschoolers and kindergarteners. The program focuses on important pre-reading skills, including letter knowledge, print awareness, and motivation to read. The program is based on the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach and uses multisensory lessons to teach children the way they learn naturally—through sight, sound, and touch. This comprehensive program comes with lifetime support and a 100 percent money-back guarantee.
For more information about the All About Reading Pre-reading program, visit http://www.allaboutlearningpress.com.
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Contact: Greg Rippel