The foundations of literacy: learning the sounds of letters.

  title={The foundations of literacy: learning the sounds of letters.},
  author={Rebecca Treiman and Ruth Tincoff and Kira Rodriguez and Angeliki Mouzaki and David J. Francis},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={69 6},
Learning the sounds of letters is an important part of learning to read and spell. To explore the factors that make some letter-sound correspondences easier for children to learn than others, we first analyzed knowledge of letters' sounds (and names) by 660 children between 3 1/2 and 7 1/2 years old. A second study examined pre-schoolers' (M age 4 years, 11 months) ability to learn various sound-letter mappings. Together, the results show that an important determinant of letter-sound knowledge… CONTINUE READING