This week’s lessons will focus on reading with an emergent reader. Emergent readers typically know some alphabet letters, understand that print conveys meaning, still write with “scribbles” or pictures, and recognize letters and words in the environment (the yellow “M” signifies McDonald’s). By the end of this stage of literacy development your child might be writing the sounds that are heard. For example, if your child hears “pet” he or she might spell it “pt”. Emergent readers are learning all about language, alphabet letters, letter-sound associations and print awareness all at the same time. As a parent, you can facilitate learning these concepts by reading to your child every day.