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Does Your Child Know Letter Sounds? 

Is your child starting to recognize the sounds of some alphabet letters?

Books To Read Together

Andy (that's My Name)
De Paola, Tomie
Andy's friends construct different words from his name: "an" words, "and" words, and "andy" words.
My First Phonics Book
An introduction to phonetic sounds, with pictures, poems, and riddles providing examples.
Watch William Walk
Jonas, Ann
In this alliterative story, William and Wilma take a walk with Wally the dog and Wanda the duck.
My Crayons Talk
Hubbard, Patricia
Brown crayon sings "Play, Mud pie day," and Blue crayon calls "Sky, Swing so high" in this story about talking crayons.
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
Carlstrom, Nancy White
Rhymed text and illustrations describe Jesse Bear's activities from morning to bedtime.
Some Smug Slug
Edwards, Pamela Duncan
A smug slug that will not listen to the animals around it comes to an unexpected end.
Word Bird Makes Words with Pig
Moncure, Jane Belk
When his father brings home new word puzzles, Word Bird makes up words with his friend Pig, and each new word leads them into a new activity.
The Baby Beebee Bird
Massie, Diane Redfield./
The zoo animals find a way to keep the baby beebee bird awake during the day so that they can get some sleep at night.
Bowl Patrol!
Janovitz, Marilyn
Rhyming words tell how a vigilant sheepdog tries to protect his water dish.
Cronin, Doreen
Rhyming text describes the many ways to wiggle.

Watch and listen on DVDs and CDs

Rock 'n Learn
First, young learners review the alphabet. Next, they learn the most common sound that each letter makes. Then, kids practice racing the clock to say the sounds of letters before hearing the answers. A game show helps young learners name the sound heard in silly sentences. Finally, kids can experience the thrill of reading stories composed of simple sentences!
Rock 'n Learn
Learn to read with songs and games, this program teaches phonics rules, where kids can control the pace advancing as they master a new skill. The songs and stories are shown in live action and animated characters.
Rock 'N Learn
Based on one of the most validated approaches of all time. Learners advance at their own pace being taught short vowels, long vowels, blends, digraphs, diphthongs and much more.
Each of the four parts of this three hour video highlights a specific area necessary to the concept of reading.
Between the Lions
"To the ship, to the ship:" Lionel and Walter the pigeon think all pirates were men, so they won't let Leona and Clay join their pirate game. "The hopping hen:" Everyone in the library goes crazy when Lionel puts up the new rules. "Be bop:" When cool, jazzy shoes come out of a book and dances all over the library, everyone gets into the groove.
Reader Rabbit
Join Reader Rabbit, Sam the Lion, and all the Wordville critters as they race to the finish. Along the way, learn the alphabet while cheering on your favorite critter. Builds key pre-reading skills, practice memory skills through reading comprehension, helps discover letters, the sounds they make, and how they begin words. -- container.
The Letter Factory
Leap, Lily, and Tad need to go to their father's Letter Factory where they produce talking letters. While Leap and Lily provide a presentation for a very important customer, Tad is left out due to his lack of reading skills. Taken for a tour through the factory, he visits rooms, each dedicated to a letter of the alphabet. The colorful, animated letters are engaged in activities that embody their sound. The A's scream, "Aaaaaah!" when frightened. The E's are hard of hearing and ask, "Ehhhh?" whenever someone speaks to them. The M's proclaim "Mmmmm!" as they devour delicious muffins, all of which teach basic phonemic concepts, leading to early reading readiness.
Meet the Phonics
Children will learn the different sounds that letters make. Children will love letter characters both new and old. You will be amazed at how easily your little one can learn their letter sounds. Features many new letter characters and also brings back old favorites from Meet the Letters.
Learners advance at their own pace being taught short vowels, long vowels, phonemic segmentation, silent consonants, diphthongs, and more through rock songs.
Identifying Letters & Sounds
Features strategies for identifying letters and sounds. Includes letter and sound basics, consonants and vowels, blending, and word patterns.

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Tips to Try 

Celebrate letters of the alphabet!  Choose a day and a letter and find everything in your house, neighborhood, etc. that starts with that letter.  For example: on 'B' day find a boot, write the letter 'b' (upper and lower case) and practice making the 'b' sound together.