Phonemic awareness is the understanding that words are made of discrete sounds. If children cannot distinguish individual sounds, or phonemes, within words, they have difficulty learning to read and write.
The books on this list help pre-readers focus on the sounds in words. They are meant to be read to the child, and caregivers can guide listening by asking questions such as: “What sound do most of those words end with?” or “Where do you hear the /b/ sound?”
See how easy it is to feel good about yourself letter by letter.
With help from his friends Anna and Albert, Alexander Anteater works on an amazing acrobatic act for the talent show.
This ABC book features an entertaining cast of characters from Aunt Annie's alligator to the Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz.
What's the perfect job for an emu? Read this delightful rhyming story to find out.
Find out how little dinosaurs get ready for bed in this funny story.
When Moose loses two letters of his name and disappears, Cow must find the right letters to bring him back.
Learn from rhyme and repetition in this delightful traditional song turned picture book.
A llama asks his friends if their mamas are llamas and finds out their mothers are other animals.
Smaller animals had better watch out in this silly, rhyming story all about size.
This lyrical and rhythmic book captures the mystery, sounds, and silences of the rain.
Baby Llama misses his mama after she puts him to bed.
A little boy is invited to have tea at the castle.
Rover is snug in his doghouse, but plenty of other animals want to come in out of the rain, too.
"Talk. Talk. My crayons talk. Yackity. Clackity. Talk. Talk. Talk." Practice rhyming and color words while enjoying this exuberant book.
This fly is on an alphabetical rampage through the house, leaving destruction all around him.
As three dust bunnies demonstrate how much they love to rhyme, a fourth tries to warn them of approaching danger.
The misadventures of a group of sheep that go riding in a jeep.
It's time to sleep, no matter what kind of job you do!