Teachers love this Months of the Year song for Kindergarten because as the kids see each month spelled out on screen, an image appears in the background that represents the season that month is in. The images dissolve to the next seasonal image between the month where the seasons change. This fun and catchy calendar song will really help your children memorize the sequence of the 12 months of the year.
Word families (also known as phonograms) are groups of words that have a common feature or pattern. For example bat, cat, hat, sat are a family of words with the "at" sound. Learning word families really helps children develop their reading skills. As emergent readers recognize word patterns they are able to chunk the sounds instead of sounding out each letter, promoting fluency. Fluency is so important because by reading faster and smoother, children enjoy reading more!