Pre-reading Skills for Toddlers

5 Critical Reading Skills for Toddlers

Print awareness

Understanding that the words on the paper means things

Letter knowledge

Kids know their ABC’s and can pronounce their letters

Phonological awareness

Ability to identify and recognize sounds and spoken words

Listening comprehension

Ability to understand words and relate them in some way

Motivation to read

A childs eagerness to read

Activities parents can do to help: Encourage kids to read

Teach them the ABCs

Read books to them

Talk to them a lot

Resources: Books, Online games, People
Avoid: Baby talking to them Neglecting reading
Before: They can make short sentences After: They can read words sing the ABCs and recognize spoken words

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Alexandra Kedmi


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