Teaching phonics at home

There are a lot of videos available on Youtube that teach the sounds of alphabets. Play these everyday for your child. Once they start repeating it, they are ready for word building.

Start with 2 letter words like
AN
AT
ON
IT

Now introduce the 3 letter words just by joining 1 letter to the above 2 letter words like
CAN
PAN
MAT
SAT
PIT

Allow the kids to identify the letters for these words and make them write it. The joy of writing the word by themselves inspires them more for word building. It is better for the child to learn the technique rather than memorizing the words. This way the child can read any word though he/she has not seen it before. Also explain the meaning of the word and frame a sentence to understand better.

Phonics Lesson 1: 2 and 3 letter words
Flashcard Quiz : A quiz with 3 letter words
Phonics Lesson 2: Letters with different sounds. This lesson might be difficult for kids below 5 years of age. For them use the Sight words technique.
Sight Words: Some words have to be learnt by showing them to the kids 4-5 times. These words cannot be read using sound technique of phonics.

There is lot more to phonics with long vowels, consonants etc. I will be adding these details in a few days.




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