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In year one, kids spend hours and hours learning letters and sounds. It may all seem simple to us grown-ups, but for brand new readers, it's serious business. In teacher talk, it's part of a process called “phonemic awareness,” and it couldn't be more important for reading and spelling development. Without these phonemic connections, reading can be nearly impossible.
So parents, any time you have a chance to practise letter sounds with your kindergartener, it is an A+ day when it comes to reading development. Here's a goofy phonics craft that offers a special focus on the letter “F." as in big green “Froggie.”