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’s
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)
I would LOVE the curriculum. I have a 3 year old who is ready for it. Thanks!!!
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.
me too!!! anything would be wonderful!!
I’d live to use it. My youngest son is ready to read!
Becky, may I have a copy of your curriculum please!
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!
I would be interested! Thanks so much!!
I would love ur program
Would love it! Always looking for more ideas!
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.
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.
I would love to use this with my 3 yr old. May I please have a copy.
Becky, I am very interested in your curriculum! I have a 3 yr old who knows his letters and the sounds they make.
I have 3 year old as well and would LOVE the curriculum!
Im very interested! Thanks!
This sounds awesome! I would to do it!
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.
I would be interested in it as well. I have grandkids that could definitely use it.
I would also Love to have this! Thanks so much!
I would LOVE it!!! Thank you for sharing!!!
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. 🙂
I would love it, thank you so much
I am very interested in the curriculum as well 🙂
Hi, I am interested in your curriculum! Would you be willing to still share it?!
can you pass this along..i have a four year old i would like to start something
I would also be interested in the program
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.
I would love to see what your program looks like
would also like to see the program!
Is the reading article available in Spanish? Hope so!
Rebecca–it’s currently not, but I can definitely work on it! Will stay in touch! 🙂