We teach the building blocks of children's literacy.

Our literacy program groups skills in  building blocks to help your child progress without frustration. Help your child learn most of the skills in  before working on the skills in  to help progress your child easily. The learning activities are fun, and your child will want to learn more. Practice should start out at about 5 minutes and work up to about 10 minutes at a time, maybe 2 times a day. The goal is to keep your child engaged and loving learning. Learning is a journey, not to be rushed, but savored.

"Discover the magic of learning, step-by-step, block-by-block."

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BLOCKS  –  are Preschool skills. BLOCKS  –  are Kindergarten skills. Many of the block activities are to be printed on Cardstock Paper for repeated practice. Keep the activities handy in baggies to make learning fun and easy.

Suggested children’s books: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Martin & Carle), Bark, George (Feiffer): focus on child memorizing repetitive parts of text to say as text is read by parent. This makes a child feel like they are reading and builds interest.

Suggested children’s books: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Martin & Archambault), Dr Seuss’s ABC’s (Seuss): focus on child becoming familiar with the alphabet. The Melissa & Doug Upper & Lower Case Puzzle helps a child “puzzle out” and practice much about the alphabet.

Suggested children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Carle) focus on child learning to blend syllables to say whole word (parent says word in parts, with a good pause between syllables: moon-light, cat-erpillar, hun-gry, straw-berry, butter-fly, lolli-pop, sa-lami, cup-cake, water-melon, etc. and child tells you the whole word)alphabet.

Suggested children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Carle) focus on child learning to drop part of the word (say to child “what is popcorn without the corn?” “what is hotdog without the hot?” Practice with words in the book: cater-pillar, butter-fly, straw-berry, lolli-pop, sa-lami, cup-cake, water-melon, etc.) This skill helps a child learn to focus on the sounds in words.

Suggested children’s books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Carle) practice counting syllables in words in the book by having child place their thumb under their chin and count the number of times their chin goes down as they say the word: caterpillar (4), butterfly (3), lollipop (3), salami (3), cupcake (2), strawberry (3), etc. The Cat in the Hat (Seuss) and Hop on Pop (Seuss) practice rhyming recognition. Dr Seuss’s ABC’s (Seuss) also practice letter sounds with word clues in book- ask child as book is read, “The words Aunt Annie’s alligator starts with what sound?” Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Martin & Archambault) practice finding & naming lower case letters.

Suggested children’s books: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Martin & Archambault), Dr Seuss’s ABC’s (Seuss): focus on learning upper & lower case letters and use Dr. Seuss’s ABC’s book to practice naming overly-emphasized beginning sound in words such as barber, baby, bubbles (Note Seuss’s “camels on a ceiling” mixes “c” and “s” sound, practice with “c” sound: camel, cat, couch. And Seuss’s “x-ray and xylophone” mixes “x” and “z” sound, practice with “x” sound: x-ray, exclamation). The Melissa & Doug Upper & Lower Case Puzzle helps a child “puzzle out” and practice much about the alphabet. It is a good investment in learning.

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Block G is to be practiced until perfect – go on to later blocks after practicing Block G’s skills for a week or so. Block G’s skills take time to develop.

Practice these skills for a week or more but then go on to Block O.
Practice does make perfect!

Kindergarten skills go further but a good foundation is listed above. We address additional K and 1st grade skills in our tutoring sessions. Learn with us!

Webcam appointments are available, at a time convenient to you & your child, and are guaranteed. Schedule an appointment today. We are educators helping children ages 3-7 learn how to read & write easily. Help with the above lessons or further lessons is just an appointment away. We help children build the skills to read with fluency and comprehension & write with understanding and meaning above grade level. abcsforliteracy.com, we teach the building blocks of children’s literacy.

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