what to do after kids learn their abc’s: next steps to reading
Many parents know that their children need to learn the letters of the alphabet, but what happens next?
You’ve got a ton of alphabet books, you point the ABC’s when you see them, and you do alphabet puzzles with your kiddos.
You’ve sang the good ole Alphabet Song more times than you care to admit, and you’re pretty sure that your little one can recognize a good number of the letters by himself.
So now what?
You know that eventually he’s going to need to read, but what could you do–what should you do–to make sure he gets there? Is it difficult? Is it time consuming? Can you really help?
It’s totally not difficult or time consuming, and you definitely can help.
I’m thrilled to be over at PBS Parents sharing 7 Tips for Early Literacy Learning– From ABC’s to Learning to Read. It’s a really quick article packed with seven totally manageable things that every parent can do–and should do–to help guide their children toward reading.
Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments section–either at PBS Parents or here–letting me know what you do that you’ve found really works toward helping your students or children build a strong foundation of early literacy skills after they know their ABC’sPin It