This area concentrates on early-literacy skills through the use of phonetic sounds. The children are exposed to various types of phonetic awareness activities to build a strong literary foundation. These activities are designed to improve a child's vocabulary, listening skills for common sounds, and differentiating between objects and pictures. Language activities include learning the shapes and sounds of letters, practicing fine motor skills by writing, vocabulary development and matching words and pictures. Since, many of our children are bilingual, and English is their second language, we give great emphasis to the foundational phonics. Additionally, we encourage parents to read to their children and introduce concepts of bedtime stories to their children to familiarize them with reading. This ensures that reading development with word lists, practicing parts of grammar, creating sentences and reading silently will become easier for the children as they progress.