Let’s learn to locate the title of a book.
- When your child chooses a book for bedtime, ask him or her to point to the title. Ask him or her to guess what the book will be about. Who might the characters be? Where does the story take place? What will happen?
Let’s learn to print your first and last name correctly.
- Help your child practice writing his or her first and last name. Name each letter and the sound each letter makes.
Let’s learn to identify consonant-vowel-consonant words with the same initial, middle or final sound (e.g. pat and pen).
- Find short words on a page in a book with the same sound at the beginning, in the middle or at the end. For example:
- Beginning sound: big and bet
- Middle sound: pop and cob
- End sound: pig and leg
Can your child consistently:
- Locate the title of a book.
- Print his or her first and last name correctly.
- Identify consonant-vowel-consonant words with the same initial, middle or final sound (e.g., pat and pen).
Did you know?
As children develop reading and writing skills, it is not uncommon for them to write letters, or even whole words, backwards (mirror writing). Correcting this when students are just learning to print letters can sometimes be more confusing than helpful, and is typically avoided until children are at least age 6 or 7. The one exception is when a backward letter forms a different letter (e.g. ‘b’ and ‘d’).