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My 4 yr old knows and understands that each letter has its own sound and can write many words. She play with sounds and words and rhymes, etc. I am working on teaching her the concepts beyond that to teach reading and writing. She does ok with writing when she and I are working together and she is telling me what sounds she hears, etc but the reading is a bit lost on her. She identifies the individual letters and their sounds but the blending is tough. She generally inserts a few extra letters/sounds and makes up another word. I am thinking word families might help her with this a bit but that still identifies a group of letters together and adding one or two to the beginning, etc so I am not sure. Any tips? She wants to and gets excited when we work on it and I think that is part of it... she is too excited and moves too quickly. I am trying to come up with a way to help her more with this and get her solid with the concept... once she gets that, she is just going to take off with reading and she is so excited about it but we have this hump... Thanks!