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Teaching Your Children To Read Try Montessori Reading and Writing


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When you are looking at the phonic websites have a look at my favorite sites.

     I have been teaching my kids to read for a number of years now and I’ve had a look at many phonic sites. Some are good, some are not so good and others are downright useless. 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 sites to teach kids phonics and here are some of the others I like, the PBS kids site, Game Goo, Scholastic and Sadlier-Oxford

     The main problem I have found with most sites is it can take a long time to navigate around the site, and sometimes the games take forever to download. But after a while you soon navigate to certain sites that you like.

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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     I have found the games are pretty similar on all the sites but the kids like the variety of the new site. Also I like to play the game with my kid to make sure she does something other than just click, click, click. I read the words or the sounds and get the kid to read after me, this way at least the kid is learning something other than where the cards are on the screen. 

     Another thing I like to do is make up the words in sandpaper letters and get the kid to trace the letters or words while saying the word. This off screen activity helps to implant the word and letters in the child’s mind. Also it ties playing the game on the screen with another learning activity as well as teaching the child to write.

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

    To have a chat to other parents and to find out more about learning to read go to our forum.

Thank you for your time


Peter Legrove




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