The National Literary Panel cites the following six skills for top early literacy development…
- Alphabet knowledge;
- Phonological awareness;
- Rapid naming of letters and digits;
- Rapid naming of objects and colors;
- Writing or writing name;
- Phonological short-term memory.
Alphabet Anatomy teaches full understanding of the alphabet…
- Letter shape knowledge/recognition;
- Letter name knowledge;
- Letter sound knowledge;
- Letter writing ability.
Alphabet Anatomy helps children develop phonological awareness…
- Memorizing rhymes and jingles aids in developing phonological and phonemic awareness.
- Reciting rhymes cultivates literacy by developing vocabulary and sound discrimination skills.
- Children acquire an understanding of the dynamic between speech sounds and letters.
Alphabet Anatomy helps children acquire automaticity (rapid naming of letters)…
- Children become familiar with the distinctive features of each letter, so they can read fluently.
- Children master recognition of each letter, the most highly correlated factor to proficient reading.
- The letters’ shapes and sounds are explained, facilitating visual and auditory recall.
Alphabet Anatomy teaches how to write the letters…
- Children learn the mechanics of print.
- Rhyming verses instruct how to write each letter.
- Reading and writing skills develop concurrently and inter-relatedly.
Alphabet Anatomy is packed with rhyming benefits…
- Listening to and reciting rhymes helps children develop sentence structure.
- Rhymes help develop listening, memory, and thinking skills.
- Rhymes foster creativity and encourage children to use their imagination.
“Any activity that helps in the development of a child’s memory will also help them with all forms of learning, and especially with reading.” — National Center for Family Literacy