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To learn to read your child has to learn phonics

     Learning phonics is time consuming but it is something your child has to do to be able to read properly. Phonics are the foundation of reading and without them your child will have problems when learning to read. On the

internet and in the bookshops there are many ways to learn to read.

  Nowadays most use a phonics-based system but the whole language system is still available. 

     If your child for some reason cannot learn to read with phonics you should look into a whole language approach. I teach using phonics so I do not know anything about the whole language system. Some teachers swear by it so it might have some merit. 

To Homeschooling Parents And Parents of Children who are having Problems Learning to Read

Have A look At Three Free Videos About How to Teach Your Child To Read 

     Video 1: Introduction To Montessori Reading.

 Video 2: How To Make Sandpaper Letters. 

          Video 3: How To Teach Reading Using Sandpaper Letters

     As has been said many times before 'a picture tells a thousand words' and these free videos do just that. They are easier to understand as you can see how to make sandpaper letters then how to teach using them.  

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     To start your kid off on phonics check out some websites that have phonic games or phonic sounds so your kid can hear the different sounds. The best phonic game sites that my kids like to play are Starfall and Genkienglish, a site out of Japan in English. There are many other phonic game sites to teach kids phonics including, the PBS kids site, Game Goo, Scholastic and Sadlier-Oxford

     I also like to make up the phonic sounds in Montessori sandpaper letters so the child can feel the shape of the letters. Tracing the letters helps to implant the letter and sounds on the child’s mind. When tracing the letters the child must say the phonic sound at the same time. 

     With synthetic phonics the child learns all the phonic sounds first then moves onto words. With the Montessori approach the child learns a few phonic sounds then makes up words using the sounds they have already learned. Also when the child is tracing the letter she is learning to read. I like this approach better but it is up to you and your child.

     For more information about phonics courses I recommend including a Montessori course see our teach reading page.

 To join in the talk and meet other parents have your say in the forum.

Thank you for your time


Peter Legrove








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