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Early Listening Skills

Listening closely is one of the most important steps in learning to read. Your child will be more likely to understand "sounding out" letters in words quickly and easily if you have been playing listening games already. If you try simple singing games or reading nursery rhymes together or books with strong rhyme such as Dr. Seuss, and you notice that your child doesn't seem to enjoy them or catch on to them quickly, this can be a very early sign of possible problems in learning to read later. By noticing this issue at the youngest age possible, you can begin age-appropriate intervention immediately, and hopefully prevent or reduce problems with learning to read later.

Top five FUN ways to improve Listening skills
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Suggested books about early Listening skills.
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