Do you have a child who just isn’t getting phonics or is struggling with beginning reading instruction? Or perhaps you have a child who has sloppy speech or doesn’t seem to hear things correctly? Poor phonemic awareness could be partly to blame. This session provides parent-teachers with an understanding of phonemic awareness skills. In addition, it will show how these skills (or lack thereof) impact a child’s ability to become a proficient reader. Participants receive a phonemic awareness assessment that they can use at home. They will also take part in interactive activities in order to “play” with phonemic awareness. In addition, they will receive a list of curriculum, materials, and games that address these important, foundational skills.