These activities are designed to help reinforce the phonemic awareness skills. However, rather than using them as homework packets, these are to be used inside the classroom. The helper letter is for an aide or parent helper. The directions give the classroom helper the needed information and directions to run a center or small group. Many experts agree that in order to best prepare Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students for the more extensive language arts programs that they will face in first grade, the students should receive phonemic awareness instruction at least twice a week. These packets provide directions, for appropriate follow up and can be used as centers, or in other small group settings. They are perfect for remediation and intervention.