Research shows that there are five essential skills that children need to master in order to learn to read.
1. Recognizing and using individual sounds to create words.
2. Understanding the relationship between written letters and spoken sounds.
3. Developing the ability to read accurately and quickly.
4. Learning the meaning and correct pronunciation of words.
5. Understanding, remembering, and communicating what is read.
There are also additional skills that are essential in the general processes of learning.
1. Developing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
2. Recognizing patterns and problem solving.
3. Sorting and classifying groups of objects.
Nonna and Me has spent the last year developing activities that work on strengthening these important skills. A lot of you have downloaded these types of sheets from the blog. The good news is that 101 of these Activity Sheets are now available for you to purchase from our website.
All these activities were designed to introduce preschool, kindergarten, and first grade children to a variety of skills needed in the classroom. We are receiving great reviews on these activities from teachers, parents, and kids from around the country.
Parent-child interaction is an important element in a child's development. I strongly encourage you to work along with your children while they complete these activities. Parent involvement at home has proven to be an important predictor in terms of a child's educational success.
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