Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic Awareness is the ability to distinguish and manipulate the individual speech sounds of our language. This is a critical skill for young children to master in order to become profiient readers. Parents as well as teachers can help their children develop phonemic awareness through numerous fun activities. 

Part I: Literacy Activities Packet 

Part II: How to help Your Child Become a Better Reader


Phonemic Awareness Resources

  • Kansas Parent Information Resource - (Part 1 and Part 2) Two packets of activities that can be utilized to build students' phonological awareness skills. These packets were designed for teachers and parents.
  • Florida Center for Reading Research - These K-5 center ideas were created by the Florida Center for Reading Research committee ( to help teachers prepare meaningful and purposeful literacy activities while they work with small groups of children.

Phonemic Awareness Websites

Student Interactive


Teacher Resources

Songs for Teaching