If you’d like to build your preschooler’s literacy skills, make sure that you don’t forget about helping them learn letter recognition.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS NEED LETTER RECOGNITION
Letter recognition is the ability to name letters by sight, both in and out of context of the alphabet. Before being ready to learn letter recognition though, a child must practice visual discrimination. Do this by providing sorting and same vs. different activities.
Letter recognition allows children to associate text with spoken language. Letter recognition should be taught in tandem with their sounds. This is an important pre-reading skill that teaches young children how letters and words are pronounced, which is essential for later learning how to sound out words and how to spell.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS HAVE LETTER RECOGNITION
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