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 From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2 - 6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3500+ learning activities across all major subject areas- reading, math, science, social studies, art and music. Best of all, Kids Love It!

Oral Vocabulary

When your child reads, he or she looks at the written words on a page and decides what spoken words the written words represent. But that doesn’t help your child understand what they are reading unless they also know the meanings of those spoken words. The collection of spoken words that a child understands is usually called his or her oral vocabulary. The larger a child’s oral vocabulary, the more words he or she will be able to read and understand. There are many activities that support oral vocabulary development in ABCmouse.com’s preschool reading online curriculum; some examples are shown below.

Phonemic Awareness

The letters of the alphabet represent the sounds that make up spoken words. In order to read, your child needs to be able to identify those sounds. For example, what are the beginning, middle, and ending sounds of the word dog? Your child might need to practice listening to sounds in words in order to answer questions like these. Reading experts call the ability to identify the separate sounds in spoken words phonemic awareness. For many children, practicing the ability to recognize sounds in words can make a big difference in how fast they learn to read. ABCmouse.com’s online preschool reading curriculum offers a wide variety of books, songs, games, and other activities that will help develop this skill in your child.

The Alphabet
Research indicates that learning the names of letters leads to more rapid and accurate learning of phonics. This is reflected in the earlier levels of ABCmouse.com’s online preschool reading curriculum through many activities that support learning the names of uppercase and lowercase letters.

ABCmouse.com’s comprehensive curriculum has been designed in close collaboration with nationally recognized early childhood education experts, ensuring that the content aligns with best practices of early education. And with no advertising and no links to other websites, ABCmouse.com provides a completely child-safe resource.

Families use ABCmouse.com to help young children to prepare for and be successful in preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classes. Visit our homepage to learn how ABCmouse.com’s Step-by-Step Learning Path makes it easy to help children enter school with confidence.

Teachers use ABCmouse.com to supplement their classroom curriculum with highly engaging and educational activities that can be done with the class as a whole (using a digital projector or interactive whiteboard), with children working on computers individually or in small learning groups, or in a computer-lab setting.

Tutors
 use ABCmouse.com to help them pinpoint and address the individual needs of children who have fallen behind or wish to get ahead. ABCmouse.com’s Lesson Builder function is especially useful in tutoring applications, since it allows the tutor to select learning activities with specific educational objectives for learning and practice in between tutoring sessions.

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