Help My Child to Read Series: Preschool Alliteration Books

Help My Child to Read Series: Preschool Alliteration Books What Is Alliteration? As I define in the parent guide of my book, Learning to Read is a Ball alliteration is: “The repetition of the same sound at the beginning of words in a phrase, sentence, or story.” Here are some examples of alliteration: “Cathy caught […]

Help My Child to Read: 10 Print Salient Books for Your Emerging Reader

Help My Child to Read: 10 Print Salient Books for Your Emerging Reader What is Salient Print? Salient Print is print that is purposefully noticeable, interesting and gets children’s attention. They want to focus on the print. This in turn, grows their awareness of print. In print-salient books, print is enlarged, redundant, and catches the […]

Help My Child to Read: What’s the Pre-Alphabet Stage?

Help My Child to Read: What’s the Pre-alphabet Stage In this emergent literacy stage, children identify words based on visual features and context. Photo Credit: second_mouse This is also known as the visual cue phase. Children have not yet discovered the alphabetic principle. They do not realize that every letter represents a speech sound. In the pre-alphabet […]

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