Included is an easy to follow step-by-step curriculum, large and small alphabet matching cards, worksheets for each lesson and rhyming cards all in a binder for convenient storage!
This curriculum has been highly successful in introducing young children to the concept of letters being more than just a song. Young children learn that each letter has a sound and that the sounds eventually come together to form the words in our language.
Simply recognizing the letter "A" is not useful for children. But recognizing the letter "A" and linking it to sounds and words will give your child an early start to reading.
This set comes with a detailed curriculum with specific steps and language to use during each lesson. A set of alphabet matching cards, phonetic worksheets and letter search worksheets and a deck of rhyming cards.
The lessons are typically 10-15 minutes which is developmentally appropriate for a 3 year old child. The beauty of this set is it allows you and the child to decide how long and which letters to may need more practice.
The order of letters has been set by how children begin to speak. For example, ABD and M are the earliest sounds a child forms so they are the first sounds we have chosen to introduce them to.
Give your child an advantage going into Kindergarten and nurture a necessary skill.
Reading is everywhere. Reading is an essential tool for success not only in school but in adult life. Reading is a critical skill. Kindergarten is no longer just play time and recess. It’s important for children to go into Kindergarten with at least beginning reading skills.
Our children trust us. We owe it to them to send them into the world with as many skills as possible in order for them to feel confident and succeed.
Preschool Literacy Development was created with one goal: To create and nurture successful early readers.
With this process, children learn letters, their sounds and eventually how to put them together to form and read words. Instead of learning the alphabet as a song, children learn the letter, it’s sound and use in forming our language all at the same time! The second phase introduces your child to blending sounds together to form and read words. Beginning reading is taught different learning styles, children will match letters and sounds on paper, spell words with magnetic letters and learn sight words using flash cards. By using different materials, you are better able to keep the child actively engaged and interested.
Children learn best when actively engaged. This program uses no electronic devices, no computer, no television. Just human interaction and proven child-friendly materials. In our society where people are typically “plugged-in” to their devices, why not engage your child? In as little as an hour a week you child will be well on his or her way to early reading success!
Programs involving media such as computers, phones and the television are not only isolating but the child’s cognitive development is hindered. Young children learn language by experiencing it directly. Actively interacting with your child will nurture not only his or her future academic success but also strengthen the bond between the two of you.
The rhythm and procedure for each lesson keeps children actively engaged and is meant to follow their lead. These lessons engage children on different levels to maintain their interest. Often children don’t even realize they’re learning!
The active nature of these lessons respects how young children learn. When young children feel respected, they are more likely to remain curious and motivated.
These lessons can be taught every day or twice a week depending on the knowledge and interest of the child.
Each lesson consists of several activities. Alphabet matching cards nurture young children’s need for tactile activities, pencils and paper are important for small muscle development and writing practice. Children love to see the marks on the page and eventually desire to control them. The verbal activities involving letter, rhyming and alliteration cards will reinforce the child’s knowledge in a fun and interactive way. By keeping the lessons active, the child will not feel stress, boredom or confusion.
Children with strong literacy skills they can rely on will be more likely to have the courage to acquire new skills
Every small success recognizing letters, sounds and words motivates the child toward seeking the knowledge and skill of reading. Reading essential. We do it hundreds of times a week without even noticing.