Phonological Awareness is the ability to hear, say, and manipulate the sounds in language. I plan to create user friendly posts every Friday to help readers of this blog understand phonological awareness, assess a child's abilities, and find ways to teach phonological awareness. LD Online has a must read article I encourage you to check out. Phonological Awareness: Instructional and Assessment GuidelinesMost of my research outlines the skills of phonological awareness as: rhyming songs, sentence segmentation, syllable segmentation and blending, onset-rime blending and segmentation, and blending and segmenting individual phonemes. The skills are listed in order of easy to more difficult.
This video I found on YouTube may help you make more sense of phonological awareness.
Teachers, homeschoolers, and parents may find these printable activities helpful.
If you are wanting to get started teaching phonological awareness right away, try reading nursery rhymes and other books with rhyme.
Try these fun online reading games to practice phonological awareness with a child:
Be sure to check out this resource page to get a full picture of phonological awareness.
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Find a few books to help teach phonological awareness here.