Wednesday, June 16, 2010
How Phonological Awareness Develops
Age three to five years
• Children can hear rhymes.
mail, pail, sail
• Children can hear alliteration.
fee, fie, fo, fum
Age five to six years
• Children can segment words they hear into chunks called syllables.
• Children can segment words they hear into chunks called onsets and rimes.
/b/oat, /g/oat; /d/ock, /l/ock
• Children can identify different sounds at the beginnings of words.
• Children can identify different sounds at the ends of words.
• Children can hear different sounds in the middle of words.
Age six to seven years
• Children can hear, segment, and say phonemes in a word separately.
• Children can hear, delete, and move phonemes in a word.
What do you think of the information above? Are you surprised at the ages children acquire new skills?
Tomorrow: different ways you can promote phonological awareness.