Hi moms, today we’ll talk about How To Teach Phonics Sounds. Teaching children to learn by teaching phonics activities is nearly the same as doing math, where you have to know what the numbers are, how to count, and you need to learn to incorporate and subtract before understanding how to multiply and divide. Teaching phonics to children isn’t any different where you follow a detailed approach by first teaching the little one the alphabet letters and phonics sounds, and then teaching them the combination of different letters to produce 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 young child can learn to learn, he or she must first learn the alphabet letters, and know the sounds represented by the letters. It’s usually easier to show some consonants and short vowels first before moving on to harder things such as consonant digraphs (2 consonants formed to create one sound, such as for example “ch” or “ph”) and long vowels. As you can see, teaching children to learn by the phonics method helps them develop phonemic awareness, and it can also be a really logical and self-explanatory approach.
Start off by teaching your child the phonics sounds. You can choose to teach 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. For example, you might start teaching your youngster /a/, /c/, and /t/ (slashes denote sound of the letters). Once your youngster has learn how to quickly recognize these letters and properly sound out their sounds, you can then guide them to blend /c/, /a/, /t/ to make the words “cat”, or “tac”, or “at “.
As you introduce more letters and phonics sounds in your lesson plans, you are able to generate more words, and slowly introduce short, simple sentences to your reading lessons. Depending on the age of your son or daughter, I would suggest keeping the phonics lessons relatively short – around 5 to 10 minutes. Sometimes, just 3 to 5 minutes for a quick lesson is sufficient, and it is possible to teach these short phonics lessons 2 or 3 times every day for a total of 10 to 15 minutes. Young kids are generally forgetful, so repetition is extremely important.
You don’t want to really make the lessons a long time and boring, that the kid begins to feel just like carrying out a “chore” when learning how to read. So keep it short, fun, and interesting. By keeping the phonics lessons short, in addition you avoid overwhelming the little one with a lot of information, and bear in mind to make sure that your child has mastered one lesson before shifting to new material. Confusion and uncertainty is only going to make their learning effort difficult and frustrating – so review often, proceed to new material only after they’ve mastered the existing lessons.
So when can you begin teaching phonics sounds and lessons to children? Not everybody will agree with me on this, but I believe when 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 may well be more receptive to learning reading than others. Something for several, is that the earlier a child learns to read, the better.
We’ve taught our 2 year old daughter to learn through teaching phonics sounds and lessons, and helping her develop phonemic awareness. If you watched the video above, that is 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 How To Teach Phonics Sounds and see you next time.
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