*NOTE: This is a kindergarten skill, but we’re sharing here because many preschoolers are advanced. If your preschooler is ready for this skill, feel free to teach it!
If you’d like to build your preschooler’s literacy skills, make sure that you don’t forget about helping them distinguish digraphs.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS SHOULD DISTINGUISH DIGRAPHS
Digraphs are two letters that form one sound when put together, such as sh, th, or ch. Learning to distinguish digraphs helps your preschooler learn to blend together letter sounds to form a word. When your preschooler can recognize digraphs they will be able to expand their literacy skills, and learn to read new words. Recognizing digraphs is a skill that most preschoolers will develop over time, and while they may not learn to distinguish all digraphs right away, beginning to recognize them now will benefit them in kindergarten.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS DISTINGUISH DIGRAPHS
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