In the All About Reading Pre-reading program, your child will learn five very important pre-reading skills: Print Awareness, Phonological Awareness, Letter Knowledge, Listening Comprehension, and Motivation to Read. We call them the Big Five Skills. These skills lay the foundation for understanding written language and, as research has confirmed, are essential to preparing your child to learn to read, and ensuring that your child will learn to read easily and well.
The program uses a carefully scripted set of special games, little craft projects, rhyming activities, and read-alouds to teach the Big Five Skills. The Ziggy Zebra puppet also plays an important role in many of the activities—by "helping" Ziggy learn and "correcting his mistakes," your child will not only learn the necessary skills, but will also feel empowered and successful because he has been able to help Ziggy learn, too.