10-second review: Activities parents can do with their young children at home to support learning to read: phonemic awareness.
Title: “Strategies for Engaging Parents in Home Support of Reading Acquisition.” Sharon Darling. Reading Teacher (February 2005), 476-479. A publication of the International Reading Association (IRA).
Activities for Parents and Children:
Sing alphabet songs with their child.
Read stories that the child chooses.
Help the child clap the beats or syllables in words.
Point out letters, especially letters in the child’s name.
Play with language and rhymes. Sing songs that manipulate phonemes, such as the "Name Game." (For the lyrics, try Google and the Internet.)