Sounding out simple words and correctly writing letters are paramount skills to Kindergarten success. With a solid foundation in each of these skills, students will have the early tools they need for excelling in school. Yet not all preschools emphasize these skills, and not all children even attend preschool. As a parent, there are several techniques you can do at home to help your child build these core skills. Grab some note cards, markers, colored sand, and a cookie sheet – and read below for some fun, engaging, and of course educational activities that you can do at home.