Does your child struggle with reading? In school, kindergarten-3rd grade is the time that children learn how to read. The building blocks of reading are phoneme awareness (the distinct units of sound that distinguish one word from another), phonics (correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters) and rhyme (corresponding sounds in words or at the ends of words). Once these skills are mastered, reading fluency and comprehension can begin to flourish. For some children, the lack of mastery can lead to struggling with reading and retaining information. This not only affects reading class but the whole curriculum. Reading Rockets is an excellent resource for articles about reading. It gives you a deeper understanding of the parts of reading and how you can help your child.