Prep: None / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

Phonological activities are important for developing pre-reading skills. Reading books, singing songs and playing simple word games will help to build phonological awareness in your child. Take a look at some recommended books that have lots of rhyme and language repetition to help expose your preschooler to important phonological awareness skills in a fun and natural way.

  • books with rhyme and language repetition

Step 1: Include books in your child’s home library that have lots of rhyme and language repetition. You can also find many of these books at your community public library.

Step 2: Build time into your daily routines to read to your child each day. Here are some recommended books that are great for exposing your child to rhyme, rhythm and language repetition.

Step 3: Reread your child’s favorite books as often as you can. This repetition is powerful in developing and strengthening your child’s skills.

Choose to read a book that allows you to incorporate motions if your child is on the go. Even very active children are listening to and benefiting from a read aloud.

Invite your child to join you in simple finger plays and nursery rhymes with motions. The memorization of songs and nursery rhymes shows that your child is starting to remember sequences of sounds. This is crucial to language development. So expose, practice and repeat with your child, but always have fun.