5 things kids need… before they’re ready to sound out words

Many parents are excited to teach their children to read. When deciding what to teach first, I imagine that many parents start with what they know— sounding it out. /C/ /a/ t/.  Caaaat.  CAT. Sounding out words is a developmental skill.  We can introduce it gently, reintroduce it later, and provide opportunities for practice when it’s finally “clicked.” But did you know that kids need to know quite a few … Continue reading 5 things kids need… before they’re ready to sound out words