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Early Literacy Tip – March 2020

Children hear a letter sound most easily at the beginning of a word.  When the same beginning sound is repeated it is called alliteration or a tongue twister.  Tongue twisters are a fun way to help children recognize beginning sounds.  Hearing and saying them often develops an awareness of the smaller sounds in words and helps with later reading.  As an added benefit, tongue twisters can challenge the whole family and often inspire lots of giggles!

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
How many pickles were in the peck that Peter Piper picked?

A big black bug bit a big black bear, and made the big black bear bleed blood.