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what to do after kids learn their abc’s: next steps to reading

Jul 17, 2012 // 34 comments // Categories: early literacy, phonological awareness // Tags: , , , .

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 ReadIt’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’s

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  1. Hi Amy,
    Great article! I’m getting ready to launch a reading program just for this age group. I’ve got a 3 year old at home who knows letters/letter sounds, but he’s not ready for a faster-paced K curriculum. So, I’ve developed a curriculum for him to take him a little deeper into phonics/phonological awareness and I’m going to be offering it for FREE for anyone who would like to use it. Would LOVE to have you share it with your readers when it launches. ;)
    ~Becky (a.k.a. This Reading Mama)

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    • I would LOVE the curriculum. I have a 3 year old who is ready for it. Thanks!!!

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      Jessica
      24/07/2012
    • Becky, I’d be very interested in your curriculum! I have a 2 1/2 yr old who knows her letters and many of their sounds.

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      Carrie
      01/08/2012
    • me too!!! anything would be wonderful!!

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      katie
      09/09/2012
    • I’d live to use it. My youngest son is ready to read!

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    • Becky, may I have a copy of your curriculum please!

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      Donna Pham
      27/10/2012
      • Donna–thanks for reading–and huge thanks for taking the time to write! If you want Becky’s curriculum, please head on over and visit her site or email her directly! :) Best to you and your little readers!

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    • I would be interested! Thanks so much!!

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      Nicole Klasnick
      03/11/2012
    • I would love ur program

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      Amanda Kelsey
      18/12/2012
    • Would love it! Always looking for more ideas!

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      Denise Peterson
      26/02/2013
    • I would love to see your curriculum for your 3 year old. I have a 3 year old grandson and he is ready to start reading words. Want to keep it fun for him.

      Thanks.

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      Debbie Hall
      26/02/2013
    • My three-year old is absolutely ready for what you describe. I have been going through God’s Little Explorers because it fits well for both her and my two-year old, but have started supplementing her with some of your activities from Reading the Alphabet. I’ll be using your Phonics by the Book when she’s ready for it. What you are describing would be a perfect bridging program for her.

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      Ally
      17/03/2013
    • I would love to use this with my 3 yr old. May I please have a copy.

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      Athena
      07/04/2013
  2. Becky, I am very interested in your curriculum! I have a 3 yr old who knows his letters and the sounds they make.

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    Melanie
    04/08/2012
  3. I have 3 year old as well and would LOVE the curriculum!

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    Leia Baumer
    09/08/2012
  4. Im very interested! Thanks!

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    Rachael Howard
    15/08/2012
  5. This sounds awesome! I would to do it!

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    Elizabeth Trevino
    17/08/2012
  6. I would love to try anything that may keep my 3 1/2 year old from being bored, and help her be prepared for reading when she gets there.

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    brenn
    19/08/2012
  7. I would be interested in it as well. I have grandkids that could definitely use it.

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  8. I would also Love to have this! Thanks so much!

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    Kristen
    24/08/2012
  9. I would LOVE it!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  10. Amy gave me permission to share landing page link for the Pre-K Reading the Alphabet curriculum. The second lesson (Letter F) is coming THIS Friday, Aug. 31. http://thisreadingmama.com/free-reading-curriculum/reading-the-alphabet-prek-curriculum/
    ENJOY! And thank you, Amy! You are very generous to let me do this. :)

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  11. I would love it, thank you so much

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    Nicola
    21/09/2012
  12. I am very interested in the curriculum as well :)

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    Renee
    04/10/2012
  13. Hi, I am interested in your curriculum! Would you be willing to still share it?!
    Thanks!!!

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  14. can you pass this along..i have a four year old i would like to start something

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    abby
    13/12/2012
  15. I would also be interested in the program

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    Ivry
    06/02/2013
  16. Hi, I love this Teaching Kids to Read. I agree, it has to be fun. If it’s not, you’ve lost the child even before you’ve started. A parent, teacher, relative has to have the passion of sharing the knowledge of being able to read. The child’s world and imagination will be so big and interesting when they can read. Love this site.

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  17. I would love to see what your program looks like

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    Nancy
    10/03/2013
  18. would also like to see the program!

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    Ashley
    15/03/2013
  19. Is the reading article available in Spanish? Hope so!

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    Rebecca
    14/05/2013

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