Literacy skills are important predictors of children’s later achievement. For this reason, it has become a key component to kindergarten readiness. But, just as important as reaching prekindergarten goals, literacy development can also be a joyful experience for young children.
That’s why Connect4Learning provides daily activities that always promote development of language and literacy skills. As you know, language is woven throughout the curriculum as children hear—and are invited to use—rich vocabulary in context.
You can help families continue this learning and development while at home! Share the following syllable blending and counting activity with families today.
Syllable Blending and Counting Activity for Families
Learning to detect, blend and count parts of words (syllables) is an essential precursor to learning to read. Think of this skill as a stepping stone to sounding out individual letters in words. Keep this activity light and fun, offering support, demonstration, and encouragement as your child practices this skill.
Extend the Learning:
With your child, clap once for each syllable in the word and count the claps. Example: Ba-na-na has three syllables, so you would clap three times. Ask your child how many times he clapped for the word. Example: “How many times did we clap for ba-na-na? Yes, we clapped three times, because ba-na-na has three syllables!”