How to Teach Rhyming

How to Teach Rhyming

Rhyming is an important first step in the reading development for children.  When a child learns to rhyme, they learn to focus on how language works.  They also begin to notice all the individual sounds within each word.  If your child knows that jig and pig rhyme,...

Phonemic Awareness Explained

  To be ready to read, a child not only needs to know the letters of the alphabet but also must be aware that his or her own speech is made up of segments that differ from letters. These segments are called phonemes. I will try not to use too much teacher jargon in...