Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Fun ways to practice letters and sounds 1. Read an alphabet book. Talk about each letter and the sound that letter makes. 2. Have magnetic letters on your refrigerator and ask your child to find specific letters. 3. Form letters with playdough, in shaving cream, or by putting salt on a cookie sheet. You can also write letters with sidewalk chalk. 4. Sing the alphabet song. 5. Go on a letter hunt using old magazines. Cut out pictures and words that start with a specific letter, and make a collage. 6. While driving in the car, think of words that rhyme with objects you see (car–star, tree–bee, man–pan). Learning about letters, sounds, and words will give your child the foundation needed for reading. As you read together, point out the following: Upper case (capital) letters are different than lower case letters. Some words start with the same letter. “Look—bat and ball both start with the letter b.” Some words rhyme. “Cat and hat rhyme. Can you think of another word that rhymes with cat and hat?” Letters, Sounds, and Words 9