How can you help your child learn via Phonics

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http://www.fridayschildmontessori.com/blog/phonics-what-is-it-and-how-does-it-work/ Some words will have to be taught using the look-and-say method, especially the childs name if it doesnt fit the rules of early-stage phonics, as knowing what your name looks like is important and shouldnt wait.

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<ul><li> 1. How can you help your child learn via phonics? </li> <li> 2. One of the main objections to phonics is that English doesntalways play by the rules of phonics. </li> <li> 3. Weve all be caught out by words that arent pronounced the waythey look, and we all know about the way that one letter can havemultiple sounds (look at the y in yet, my and rugby), </li> <li> 4. and that one sound can havemultiple spellings (think of the long e sound in been, mean, scene, yield, ceiling rugby). </li> <li> 5. However, 75% of English words do play by the rules. </li> <li> 6. One of the problems for childrenlearning to read is that a lot of the words they want to learn how tomake and to read are exceptions. </li> <li> 7. Think of was and the, forexample. Problems also crop up if a childs name doesnt play by the rules of phonics. </li> <li> 8. Its important to learn how to readyour name early on. This is all very well if your name is Jill, Max, Sam, Anna, Jack or Emma. </li> <li> 9. So a little bit of look-and-say wordlearning of the whole language type is needed just to make it easier for a beginner reader to be able to use reading and writing. </li> <li> 10. How can you help your child learn via phonics?The following tips might help: </li> <li> 11. When you read with your childand you come across a word thatthey should be able to soundout, stop reading and ask him/herto work it out. </li> <li> 12. Make a moveable alphabet foruse at home. This doesnt have tobe as fancy as the sandpaperletters seen in a Montessoriclassroom. </li> <li> 13. When youre out and about, spotletters printed on signs and see ifyou can find words that your childcan read in your environment. </li> <li> 14. Play I Spy, which reinforces thelink between sounds and letters. Ifyou spy something beginning withD, all the names of the thingssuggested will start with that Dsound dog, Dad, doughnut,daffodil </li> <li> 15. Did you enjoyed our presentation? More atwww.fridayschildmontessori.com </li> </ul>