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Saturday, January 11, 2020

It's Never Too Early!


       One of the most important tools a 5 year old can start school with is the understanding of phonemic awareness.  It's one of the most overlooked skills by parents and teachers. Phonemic awareness is the understanding that the letters of the alphabet have sounds and those sounds come together to build words. Of course there's more that I will talk about but that's really the gist of it. Without it many students struggle in there first few years in school and it tends to cause delays.  Children need to hear sounds, speak sounds, see sounds and manipulate those sounds. In a nut shell they need exposure! exposure! exposure!  Start early because by the time they start school, they will have some understanding. It's never too early and for that matter never too late to start. Doing nothing creates injustice.

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