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Baby & Toddler Early Literacy Skills: Phonological Awareness

Phonological Awareness (being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words) is one of six skills that will help prepare your child to learn to read.

To help your child develop this skill, look for:

  • books with rhyme and rhythm
  • books with animal sounds or other silly sounds
  • nursery rhymes and fingerplays

Read the other Early Literacy Skills Booklists:

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Farmyard Beat
Lindsey Craig
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Say What?
Angela DiTerlizzi
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Back to Bed Ed!
Sebastien Braun
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Alan Katz
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Chew, Chew, Gulp!
Lauren Thompson
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Jazz Baby
Lisa Wheeler
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Snake Cake
Yukiko Kido
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If All the Animals Came Inside
Eric Pinder
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Doreen Cronin
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Miles to Go
Jamie Harper
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Jackhammer Sam
Peter Mandel
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Seven Hungry Babies
Candace Fleming
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Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss
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Old MacNoah Had an Ark
Sally Lloyd-Jones