Hi moms, today we will talk about Easy Phonics. Teaching children to see by teaching phonics activities is a lot like doing math, where you need to know what the numbers are, just how to count, and you should try to learn to incorporate and subtract before understanding how to multiply and divide. Teaching phonics to children is no different where you follow a step by step approach by first teaching the kid the alphabet letters and phonics sounds, and then teaching them the mix of different letters to create different words, and using words to create sentences. It is just a very logical and sequential buildup of phonics knowledge and reading ability.
Before a child can learn to see, he or she must first learn the alphabet letters, and know the sounds represented by the letters. It’s usually easier to instruct some consonants and short vowels first before shifting to more complicated things such as for instance consonant digraphs (2 consonants formed to produce one sound, such as for example “ch” or “ph”) and long vowels. As you will see, teaching children to learn by the phonics method helps them develop phonemic awareness, and it can be an extremely logical and self-explanatory approach.
Start off by teaching your child the phonics sounds. You can choose to instruct your youngster in alphabetic order going from A to Z, or you are able to teach several commonly used consonant sounds and vowels, and go from there. As an example, you may start teaching your child /a/, /c/, and /t/ (slashes denote sound of the letters). Once your son or daughter has figure out how to quickly recognize these letters and properly sound out their sounds, then you’re able to guide them to blend /c/, /a/, /t/ to help make the words “cat”, or “tac”, or “at “.
As you introduce more letters and phonics sounds in your lesson plans, you can generate more words, and slowly introduce short, simple sentences to your reading lessons. Depending on the age of your child, I would suggest keeping the phonics lessons relatively short – around 5 to 10 minutes. Sometimes, just 3 to 5 minutes for a brief lesson is enough, and you can easily teach these short phonics lessons 2 or 3 times each day for a total of 10 to 15 minutes. Young children are generally forgetful, so repetition is very important.
That you don’t want to make the lessons too much time and boring, that the child begins to feel just like performing a “chore” when learning to read. So keep it short, fun, and interesting. By keeping the phonics lessons short, you also avoid overwhelming the kid with an excessive amount of information, and bear in mind to ensure that your child has mastered one lesson before moving on to new material. Confusion and uncertainty is only going to make their learning effort difficult and frustrating – so review often, move ahead to new material only after they’ve mastered the current lessons.
So when can you begin teaching phonics sounds and lessons to children? Not everybody will accept me with this, but I believe that if your son or daughter can speak, then your child can figure out how to read. Obviously, every child is significantly diffent and unique, and some children will be more receptive to learning reading than others. Something for certain, is that the earlier a kid learns to learn, the better.
We’ve taught our 2 year old daughter to see through teaching phonics sounds and lessons, and helping her develop phonemic awareness. In the event that you watched the video above, that’s our daughter reading randomly created sentences. We simply started teaching phonics sounds to her by spending 5 to 10 minutes every day, spread between 2 to 3 separate lessons, and slowly introduced new letters and reading material. Thank you for reading this article about Easy Phonics and see you next time.
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