Silent letters can be tricky for kids learning to read and write. Show them how they work with words like 'knee' and 'dumb'. Then, challenge them to come up with their own. Give them a worksheet with silent letters and trace the lines to join the letters into words.
Help your kids learn proper pronunciation by counting syllables. Most words they'll encounter have 1-3 syllables, making them simple to say. Have them repeat the words in your worksheet after you. Focus on longer words with more than two syllables.
Explain prefixes (words added to start of another word to give it a new meaning) and suffixes (added to end of word to change its meaning) to your kids with examples like 'unhappy' (prefix) and 'forgetful' (suffix). Now, help your child complete this worksheet, including circling words and checking boxes.