Whether the goal is to arm young children with the early literacy skills they will need to succeed in school, offset potential risk factors or lay the groundwork for lifelong academic success, enhancing children’s phonemic awareness, letter sound correspondence and vocabulary development is the key to showing them how to put the skills together to solve the puzzle of reading, thereby keeping them motivated to learn.

Phonemic Awareness

Your preschooler will be able to judge whether two words rhyme and will begin clap syllable segments within words.

Level 1 Rhyme Match
Level 1 Zoo Animal Syllables

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Book Familiarity

Your preschooler will recognize that pictures and symbols have meaning. They will begin to understand that print carries meaning. They will become aware that text is read from the left to right and the top to bottom of a page.

Level 2 At the Library

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Oral Language

Your preschooler will be able to follow single and then multi-step direction. Their vocabulary grows to 1000-3000 words.

Level 2 Recall the Seasons
Level 1 Fruit Stand

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Letters and the Alphabet

Your preschooler will recognize their name in print and can name at least 10 letters of the alphabet. They will understand that letters are used to make up words.

Level 2 Spell Your Name
Level 1 Alphabet Show

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Indeed, activities that promote print awareness and early writing all the while making the most of interactive reading are at the core of any quality preschool program. The standards-based preschool curriculum used in these demo lessons focuses on key components such as phonemic awareness, book familiarity, oral language and letters and the alphabet, allows students repeated opportunities to practice and enhance their beginning reading and spelling abilities, thereby ensuring effective early literacy instruction and continued academic success in the future.