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?”
A rhyming story about Silly Sally, who is joined by animals as she travels to town backwards and upside down.
Snort out loud at the surprise ending for this smug slug as you practice finding and hearing the letter "s."
Follow ten little caterpillars on their adventures.
This boy has some crazy creatures living in his house!
A counting book about two little girls in a Mexican market who are buying presents for their mother.