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The Teacher is Talking: Pre-Literacy Skills–Simple, Fun & Easy

By Leslie Lindsay  (image source: webclipart.about.com) Looking for some ways to sneak in early, pre-literacy skills while going about your typical routine.  Well, who isn’t?!  Here are some tips and ideas you can modify to meet  your child’s devolopmental age.  Remember, there are many ways to teach literacy skills, with multiple theories and schools of thought.  Finding one that works for you is a personal decision.  However, the tips that follow are fairly universal. [Tips from: http://www.enannysource.com/blog/index.php/2013/01/03/pre-reading-skills-nannies-can-work-on-with-kids/%5D  Matching Matching skills are among the earliest that little ones can master on their path to reading, as it helps them to understand how to connect words with concepts. Matching pictures with spoken sounds, then matching pictures to others that are thematically related, is a key aspect of learning to read. Matching shapes, patterns and letters eventually evolves into the ability to match and recognize the patterns of printed words, phrases and sentences. Using homemade or store-bought flashcards, playing matching games, and working on the concept of matching through explorative play are all effective ways of building that foundation. …