Literacy Resources for Parents (Grades K-1):
Here you will find videos, tip sheets, and do-at-home activities for a number of important reading skills for your kindergartner or 1st grader.

Learning the Alphabet (Letter Identification) –  Practice identifying the letters of the alphabet

VIDEO - Letter Identification         TIP SHEET – Letter Identification     ACTIVITIES – Letter Identification

Learn the Sounds the Words Make (Symbol to Sound Identification) – Learn to match a letter with the sound it makes

VIDEO - Symbol to Sound         TIP SHEET – Symbol to Sound          ACTIVITIES – Symbol to Sound

Hearing Sounds in Words (Phonemic Awareness) – Pay attention to the sounds that make up words

VIDEO - Phonemic Awareness        TIP SHEET – Phonemic Awareness       ACTIVITIES – Phonemic Awareness

Writing Sounds in Words (Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words) – Practice writing the sounds that make up words

VIDEO - Hearing & Recording Sounds       TIP SHEET – Hearing & Recording Sounds      ACTIVITIES – Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words

Rhyming (Rhyming) –  Match words that end in similar sounds

VIDEO - Rhyming        TIP SHEET – Rhyming       ACTIVITIES – Rhyming

Writing Words (Writing Vocabulary) – Learn to write common words

VIDEO - Writing Vocabulary        TIP SHEET – Writing Vocabulary      ACTIVITIES – Writing Vocabulary

Reading Common Words (Sight Reading) – Recognize and reading common words

VIDEO - Sight Reading        TIP SHEET – Sight Reading       ACTIVITIES – Sight Reading

Help Your Child Learn about Books (Concepts About Print) – Learn how books work

VIDEO - Concepts About Print        TIP SHEET – Concepts About Print       ACTIVITIES – Concepts About Print

Practice Reading (Reading Skills) – Practice reading and listening skills

VIDEO - Reading Skills        TIP SHEET – Reading Skills

A boy wearing glasses reads a book in a library.