Key Skills:

  • Hearing sounds in words

  • Breaking words in syllables

  •  Identifying first, final & medial sounds

  • Sounding out three letter words

  •  Recognising blends in words 

  • Next skill - phonics. Reading and spelling words

Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is a crucial skill to develop in children. It is strongly linked to early reading and spelling success. It's focus is on teaching children to:


  • recognise phonological patterns such as rhyme and alliteration

  • beccome aware of syllables and phonemes within words

  • hear multiple phonemes within words (smallest units of sound)

Teaching Phonological Awareness

Is your child having difficulty recognising letters or sounds? Can't break words in syllables? Teachers at LALI (Perth Tutoring) Service are highly experienced and use quality, effective, interactive programmes to help get your child ready for reading and spelling.