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phonics [Jun. 29th, 2008|02:00 pm]
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could anyone recommend any books about phonics? my little boy is 3 and i have been teaching him alphabet as in A-ah B-buh C-cuh, eh is for elephant etc and its just come to my attention that this isnt what they do in schools anymore is it? i dont want to teach him he way i learned and then him get to school and be confused? anyone shed any light on this situation?

[User Picture]From: willowfae
2008-06-29 07:21 pm (UTC)
It is. At my son's pre-school they do it that way. But a lot of schools do a mixture saying that A is the letter name and ah is the letter sound.

I have the Jolly Phonics workbooks which I use at home to reinforce what they do at school. Apparently the majority of state primary schools use Jolly Phonics.
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[User Picture]From: conphie
2008-06-29 08:42 pm (UTC)
Jolly Phonics is used alongside Letters and Sounds which is a new way of looking at how the letter is sounded out. The letters are said in their pure form (so, instead of cuh for C, you have to take off the uhh sound at the end and just say c - if that makes sense??)

Anyone who can start their kids off on pure sounds prior to starting school will be doing their kids a huge service and helping us out when we come to teach it!!
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[User Picture]From: plasticbambi
2008-07-07 09:50 am (UTC)
i think i shall lok into these things but also not worry about sticking to what i know too!
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