One thing that we don't know is how are they going to go at school. We rely on teachers and other childhood related professionals to tell us when something isn't right. As parents, we're all grown up, and it's a long time since we had to learn English, unless English is a second language for you.
Children learning English must be able to recognise rhyming words. There are different kinds of picture books you can buy that have single word rhyming words, like fox - box, usually with a picture accompanying it. Challenge your child to find a rhyming word when you offer the first word. If they get stuck and offer you a nonsense word, but it rhymes, you will know they have got it.
A google search for rhyming cards and other resources means that you can print off your own cards and you don't have to come up with these words yourself! Go over the words everyday, and speak to the child's teacher about it. They will have resources you can use too, to help reinforce this part of our language. Help them to conquer this stage so they don't fall behind.
Isn't the English language difficult! When you have a child, and they are starting out their journey learning how to read and spell, we realise how difficult it really is!
1. Helps children to remember the words
2. Helps kids get a sense of rhythm through rhyme and song
3. Helps with spelling (many words often have the same ending, but they can recognise a smaller word in a bigger word)
Nursery rhymes have been around a long time and for good reason. Young children love having books read to them, so when looking at the pictures and hearing the words, they can also imagine what is happening. Rhythm, sounds, spelling and imagining scenes are all necessary when your child is learning to read and write.
Read rhyming books to your child. There are lots to choose from. My favourites are any from Dr Seuss but there are many others to choose from, like Pig the Fibber, or read Nursery Rhymes.