If you’d like to build your preschooler’s language skills, make sure that you don’t forget to help them develop phonological awareness.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS SHOULD HAVE PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS
Phonological awareness is a group of skills that involve the awareness of the sound structure of words. These skills include being able to identify rhymes, counting syllables, and recognizing alliteration. Processing phonological information is an automatic process that is always working as we listen and speak.
The development of the skills that make up phonological awareness start with rhyming and alliteration, and then move to sentence segmentation, syllables, onsets and rimes, and ends with phonemic awareness. Phonological awareness is essential when learning how to read and write. It also impacts spelling and reading comprehension.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS DEVELOP PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS
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