Blending is the ability to put sounds together to read a word. For example, when children see the word soil, they are able to say, "/s/, /oi/, /l/, soil." There are many ways to support your child in reading words. For example, provide opportunities for your child to practice reading words in a list or on flashcards. It is also important for children to practice reading words in sentences and stories.
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Help your child read words in a list and then read text that contains these words.Help your child read words in a list and then read text that contains these words.Help your child read words in a list and then read text that contains these words.
- When her son encountered a difficult word, Mom encouraged him to separate the word into individual sounds (still) or parts (badly) and then read the whole word.
- Mom talks about important vocabulary (tour, caught her eye) in the story.
- Mom asks her son questions about what he read to encourage language development and ensure he understood what he read.