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Getting Ready to Read – Preschool Phonics – Affordable Preschool Phonics Reading Resources – Preschool Phonemic Awareness Lessons

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Louisa C. Moats, co-author of Straight Talk About Reading, says phonemic awareness is essential because our writing system is a representation of speech sounds. Louisa tells us: 


Ninety percent of the time, kids who have reading problems have a weakness in their ability to detect and identify speech sounds.


Louisa is soooooooo correct! 


Identifying speech sounds, however, is just the beginning of “getting ready to read.”  Sadly, simply identifying speech sounds is where most preschool reading programs end


At Candy 4WAY Phonics, we believe that preschool children should be given the opportunity to learn to blend those sounds together.  We also believe that parents and teachers deserve easy-to-print, easy-to-prepare, and easy-to-present phonemic awareness tools.  This is why we have created two phonics/reading resources for parents and teachers to use with their preschool children:


1)     The Candy 4WAY Phonics 31 Multisensory LARGE A to Z Wall Cards introduce children to the “sounds” of the letters.  These LARGE, colored, multisensory cards represent the sounds for each of the alphabet letters as well as both the long and short vowel sounds. This is an ideal resource for children ages 2 through 4 who are learning the sounds of the alphabet letters.  This is a phonics item that makes it easy for parents to prepare and print preschool phonemic awareness helps. 


2)    Likewise, The Candy 4WAY Phonics Preschool Package begins children ages 3 through 5 with Candy’s 31 Multisensory LARGE A to Z Wall Cards, but also includes the following:


a)    Candy’s 82-page How to Teach Systematic 4WAY Phonics 

b)   Candy’s Rhyming Alphabet Charts 

c)    Twenty-five Candycane Step-by-step Daily 4WAY Phonics Preschool Lessons 

d)   The Candycane Sequenced Preschool Lesson Drill Sheets 

e)    A Preschooler’s 1st Reader 

f)     Achievement Award Certificates

 g)   Moreover, because 62% of the English language is made up of short-vowel words and syllables, this preschool package also includes Farmer Dan’s Critters File Folder Phonics Games (two phonics games that cover consonant-vowel initial blends, all the blend ladders, and all the possible CVC Words. You will also receive 96 game cards that can also be used as flashcards so parents or teachers can select specific blend ladders and CVC Words for each game.


As preschool children practice and master the phonological skills presented in these resources, they will be not just be ready to read, they will actually be reading!



QUESTION:  Are these resources affordable?


ANSWER:  These resources are absolutely affordable!  You can purchase either of these preschool phonics items as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD for less than $10 to print as much as you want, as often as you want, for as many children as you want. 



To view these products and other INSTANT DOWNLOAD, affordable phonics resources, visit the Candy 4WAY Phonics INSTANT DOWNLOAD Resource page


Every child deserves not only to be ready to read, but to actually read!  Give your child that chance. 


Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics