here), but learning to sound words out is also important. I came across this article written by Anna Greiger. She is a teacher turned stay-at-home mom who shares educational resources for parents and teachers on her blog, The Measured Mom. In the article, she highlights five things children need in order to be able to sound out words.
These foundational skills include the following:
1. Concepts of print
2. Language and listening skills
3. Letter knowledge
4. Phonological and phonemic awareness
5. An interest in learning to read
She provides great suggestions, examples and links to other resources for each item on the list. Read the entire article here.