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Blending is an indispensable skill in the journey of learning to read, one that cannot be overlooked. It's the process of smoothly combining individual sounds (phonemes) in a word to pronounce it correctly. Without mastering blending, children often struggle to read effectively. This skill is a cornerstone in developing not only reading fluency but also in fostering a deeper understanding and enjoyment of reading. It enables children to approach new words with confidence and decode them successfully, which is crucial for their academic progress and lifelong learning.
The beauty of blending lies in its simplicity and the ease with which it can be incorporated into everyday life. It doesn't require dedicated, sit-down sessions; instead, it can be woven seamlessly into your daily routine, making it a natural and enjoyable part of your child's experiences. For example, turn blending into a fun game during a car ride, or practice blending sounds while cooking together. Making blending a purposeful and engaging activity helps children grasp it more readily. These playful interactions not only enhance their reading skills but also strengthen the bond you share with your child. Check out my Instagram post below to see this in action!