Play with rhymes. Sing rhyming songs. Play guessing games. Say, “I’m thinking of an animal that rhymes with log. Can you guess it?” (It’s dog!)
Help kids learn the sounds that letters make. When kids are learning the alphabet, help them learn not just the names of the letters but also what sounds they make when you say them out loud.
Sound it out. Listen to your child read out loud to you. When they stumble or make a mistake, encourage them to take their time and think about each sound that the letters make. Make the sound of each letter slowly and then blend them together to make a word.