StretchResearch indicates that children benefit most from learning both the sound and the letter name at the same time. When you work on their letter knowledge, explain that the letter is called “S” and makes the sound “sss.” One fun way to help learn the letter “S” is with Stretch by Doreen Cronin. After pointing out the letter, have children stretch every time they hear an “S.” You can even say the word really slowly emphasizing the “s” sound.  For extra fun see if your child can stretch into an “S” shape! 

–Tip by Keary B., Youth Collection Specialist