Practice Four Literacy Skills Before Starting School
Teach kids the ABCs
Teach the sounds letters make
Teach kids to write their name
Read together at least 3x a week
Sing the ABC Song
Sing the alphabet song together each morning when you’re getting your child dressed. Then have them sing it while pointing at each letter of the alphabet. Here is a free printable of the alphabet you can print out and use.
Start with Their Own Name
The most meaningful letters to your child are the ones they see in their own name. Write their name everywhere you can, such as on their drink cups and backpacks, or put the letters of their name on the wall of their bedroom. It’s important for them to see the letters of their name written often.