Letters and Sounds: Practical Ideas for Parents
Parents should be aware of the connection between letters and sounds and how they can help their children learn. Letters and sounds can be used together to form words, which can be read and sung. There are many practical ideas for parents to use to help their children learn how to read and spell.
One way to help children learn how to read is to have them practice reading aloud. This can be done in the morning before school, during the school day, or after dinner. Reading aloud can also be done as a family activity. By reading aloud, children can learn how to sound out words and how to use syllables.
Another way to help children learn how to read is to have them practice decoding words. Decoding words means decoding the letters that make up a word. Once children can decode words, they can start to read. Decoding words can be done during playtime by playing decoding games. Decoding games can also be used to help children learn how to read words in a particular order.
Parents can also help their children learn how to read by teaching them how to spell. Teaching children how to spell can be done by having them practice spelling words in a variety of ways. One way to practice spelling is to have children spell words backward. Another way to practice spelling is to have children spell words using different letter combinations.