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SoundStart is led by Pathways Health Centre for Children
1240 Murphy Road
Sarnia, Ontario N7S 2Y6
Phone: (519) 542-2074

  Thursday, May 19, 2022

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Literacy involves the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. More than 9 million Canadian adults struggle with literacy difficulties every day. There is much that can be done to support a child's early literacy skill development.

Children with speech and language difficulties are at risk for reading difficulties.


Read WITH Your Child Everyday!

Reading can be enjoyable for both you and your child, and can help set the stages for reading development. Click here for some simple tips and pointers about reading with your child everyday.

There's More to Reading than ABCs 

A child's ability to hear and manipuate speech sounds in words is one of the strongest predictors of later reading success. Many of these "phonological awareness" skills typically develop in the preschool years. Click here for activities to help your child develop important precursors to reading.