Word Smart prepares prekindergarteners with a foundation for successful reading and writing in school. WordSmart ensures that children are practicing and expanding their higher-level language skills and building new vocabulary. Prekindergarteners practice writing letters and words, learn to recognize and read their own name, and those who are developmentally ready have time to practice reading. They use new vocabulary in extended conversations, explore print materials—including high-quality children’s literature—and play rhyming games. Phonological awareness, letter knowledge, and writing activities are integrated into the day, and tailored to each child’s learning needs.