For ages 4 to 8 years. It's never too soon to raise a reader. Research confirms that children who start out ahead, stay ahead. Every kid who loves to talk, scribble 'messages', or look at pictures is ready to learn. Here are more than 50 engaging activities, based on proven techniques from a teacher who knows, that effectively teach young children to read. Guarantee a head start on phonics by developing phonemic awareness. Build this critical sense of sounds within words through fun rhymes, songs, and games. Help kids master the alphabet with sensory-rich activities that help them remember every letter and sound. Empower kids with phonics skills. They'll play games that blend letter sounds into words -- and really read. Tune kids into the exciting world of print with books, cards, and literacy crafts they create themselves.