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Fun ways to practice letters and sounds

Give your child a reading foundation. Here are a few fun 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).

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