Early Literacy for Our Youngest Learners
A hands-on early literacy program that teaches letter-sound associations
The right information (letter sounds)
At the right time (birth to three)
In the right way (kinesthetically and incidentally)
Makes a powerful difference.
By demonstrating the learning potential of infants and toddlers, the Souns early literacy program is revolutionizing the way children are introduced to the symbols of printed language.
Souns places specifically designed and sequenced letters of our phonetic alphabet into the hands of infants and toddlers at the most crucial age, between 5 months and 24 months. The hand reaches out to hold, play with and explore the letters. Since each letter is given only one name - the most common sound of that letter - the child slowly builds a base of phonics for the early stages of reading. Learning becomes incidental, natural - and fun. Souns is about early learning, and the hand is essential to this process.
While highly valuable for typically-developing children, Souns is an especially powerful tool for special needs children with intellectual, physical and/or developmental disabilities for whom reading is often a challenge. Souns has the potential to break the poverty cycle by helping children of low income families become ready for school,Souns can contribute to leveling the academic playing field. Read the SOUNS whitepaper...