Working at home with your child can be frustrating. This can be made more complicated when you are trying to remember the basics you learned from all the way back in kindergarten.

I see it all the time with my kindergarten parents and I can relate! I often find myself going onto YouTube to search math videos or googling words I am not familiar with just to help with homework. This is where I have decided to start a series of videos to help parents with the basics. We can all use a refresher, am I right?

My first video is, in my opinion, the most important. I focus on the sounds each letter makes and why saying the sound correct is so important at this age! The video is below.

Here are some essentials when teaching letter-sound that I talk about in the video:

Teaching letter sounds for teachers and parents.
Teaching letter sounds for teachers and parents.

In the video I will highlight the essentials when helping your child with letter sounds and then cover how to pronounce the basic letter sounds. At the end of the video, I will give a few tips on how to help your child learn their letters at home!

Please be sure to subscribe to stay up to date on future videos about helping your child learn to read. I will cover vowel sounds, rhyming and other phonemic awareness activities, and blending.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to comment! Also, let me know where you may need some help with your preschool to first grader!

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6 thoughts to “Helping your Child with Letter-Sounds at Home

  • Tabitha Culmer

    Ok, so this is unbelievably helpful! I had completely forgotten about how confusing the “uh” sound would be with blending. Now I understand why J is so close to reading but when she sounds out words, even though I hear her saying every letter, she sometimes just can’t quite “stick” those letters together. I think I’ll have her watch this too!

    • Erin

      I am glad you found this useful! I will be making a video about vowels and another one about blending to read words. Be sure to share! It is a great little refresher!

  • Stephanie: Teaching Little Leaders

    Perfect tips! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  • Shannon: Life Between Summers

    I love the video! This is such helpful information for parents!

  • Fiona

    Great read, thanks!

  • Tara

    Teaching my kids letter sounds and reading is so frustrating even though I’m a third grade teacher. I’m used to working on fluency and comprehension, not basic sounds. Your video and tips are so helpful!


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