Phonological Awareness/Playing with Sounds


Phonological Awareness is the ability to recognize the sounds in language. Some examples of skills included in this behavior are: reciting the last word in familiar rhymes, identifying the sounds in words, listing objects that begin with the same sound, and distinguishing between similar-sounding words.

Phonological Awareness Skills Demo

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Phonological Awareness Tool

Phonological Awareness Tool

Phonological Awareness Tip Sheet

Phonological Awareness Tip Sheet

Use the Blank Tip Sheet to create your own tips!

For additional resources (including additional indicators/behaviors, storytime resources, and the VIEWS2 Toolkit for sharing with a variety of populations) click here.