Questions phonemic awareness and phonologic awareness
Q: What is phonemic awareness? How can I help my child develop phonologic awareness? What activities can I do with my child to develop phonemic awareness? Why is phonemic awareness or phonologic awareness important to reading success? Can I help my child improve their phonemic awareness?
A: Phonemic awareness is understanding that words are made up of sounds and being able to hear, recognize and manipulate these sounds. Phonemic awareness is critical to reading success. The National Reading Panel found that “phonemic awareness training exerted strong and significant effects on reading and spelling development” and “Children of varying abilities improved their phonemic awareness and their reading skills as a function of phonemic awareness training”. For more information read the articles: