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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: seren
2008-06-29 09:08 pm (UTC)
Just found this on the Jolly Phonics site :

"Children should learn each letter by its sound, not its name. For instance, the letter a should be called a (as in ant) not ai (as in aim). Similarly, the letter n should be nn (as in net), not en. This will help in blending. The names of each letter can follow later."

I don't understand. Does this mean that the letter is called a "luh" and not an "el" but that it says "l" without the "uh"? Does that make sense?!
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[User Picture]From: conphie
2008-06-29 09:11 pm (UTC)
No, the letter is still called "el" but the sound is "l- without the uh"
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[User Picture]From: beckwah
2008-06-30 08:32 am (UTC)
I've found a really good website that might help
might be worth a look as it not only has the sounds etc but also books you can buy
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[User Picture]From: seren
2008-06-30 08:56 am (UTC)
Thanks, what a great site! It turns out that what little I have taught her has been correct, there are just a couple of sounds that I've not been doing quite right.
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[User Picture]From: plasticbambi
2008-07-07 09:49 am (UTC)
oh its all very confusing!
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