In pre-Kindergarten, children learn how letters and language work. They learn best through hands-on play and experiences. Everyday experiences help children understand the connection between letters and sound, how letters make words, and how words create sentences. It is important for pre-K children to be exposed to as many words and meanings as possible. Children build literacy skills through conversations, having books read to them, picture reading, singing songs and reciting nursery rhymes. Help your child become a strong reader by developing strong reader habits and practicing the skills below.