Communication and language underpins early literacy skills. The best thing that can be done to support your child's literacy development is to talk, talk, talk. Exposing children to new vocabulary and new questions aids them in developing a varied understanding of words and concepts. Stories support vocabulary, sequencing and imaginative thinking. Ask your child open ended questions to encourage them to share their thoughts and ideas. Sing as much as you can! Early writing stems from mark making skills and children being able to explore making marks with a range of media like pencils, chalks, writing in sand, dough or flour. Drawing circles, lines, loops, zigzags and bumps develops control over the marks children make which lead to later writing.
Oxford Owl - Letter Sound Pronunciation
It is vital when teaching children the letter sounds that the correct sound and pronunciation is used. Children cannot successfully blend and segment words to early read without the correct sound. This short video shows the correct pronunciation for the letter sounds and talks a little bit more about early reading.