What strategies and programs do you recommend for teaching phonics and early literacy skills to preschoolers?

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What strategies and programs do you recommend for teaching phonics and early literacy skills to preschoolers?

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Although we can’t recommend specific reading programs, the following article lists the characteristics that all good reading programs should have:

These next articles will give you information about early reading instruction and suggestions for helping your students develop the interest and skills to become lifelong readers:

This last article is geared toward parents but offers ideas for fun games to play with your students:

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"Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear." —

Judy Blume