Make Reading Easy!
Phonics lessons are fun.
When you use phonics games and programs like Hooked on Phonics, children love the lessons and they learn to read.
While many people consider phonics to be an old-fashioned tool, the use of phonics remains one of the very best tools for sounding out words and learning to read words that you don’t know.
I used the phonics program, Hooked on Phonics with my own children, and I used phonics with my third grade classrooms when I taught school in the public school system.
And because of phonics, the children learned to read independently...
When children know phonics,
they can sound out words by themselves.
Teaching Phonics to Your ChildrenClassroom Phonics
- When I was teaching third grade (many years ago), teaching phonics was no longer popular.
In fact, in the school district where I taught, we were required to use "sight reading" methods—but not phonics.
Based on my belief that phonics laid the groundwork for sound reading skills, I bought some phonics materials and smuggled phonics books into my classroom—during my first year of teaching.
The children loved the new phonics activities, and they progressed nicely.
The next year, one of the 4th grade teachers (who had been teaching for many years) came to me to tell me how impressed she was, with the children who had been in my class. The teacher had never had a group of children who read so well.
I attribute the children’s success to their learning phonics in my third grade class the year before.
Armed with the ability to sound out words, the children in my class quickly had become independent readers, who could tackle words they had not seen before!
Phonics at Home - Later, when I was a stay-at-home-mom, I used Hooked on Phonics with my own children. My 3 year old daughter quietly listened while I worked with her 5 year old brother—and she learned to read at the same time as her brother (without my help)!
Even though one of my sons had a learning disability, all five of my children learned to read well (using their phonics skills), and those who wanted to go to college, were successful at the college level.
Your children can be successful, too…
Phonics Games and Activities
Here are some phonics tools that you can use to teach your child phonics:
- Phonics Workbooks
- Phonics Sounds
- Phonics Activity
- Phonics Flashcards
- Spelling Phonics
- Basic Phonics Rules
- Phonic Games
- How to Teach Phonics
- Learn to Read Phonics
- Kindergarten Phonics
- Phonics vs Whole Language
- Teaching Letter Sounds
- Phonics Reading Program
Phonics Program Reviews
I always like to know what someone else thinks of a program before I make a purchase. To give you some help on this, I have reviewed the following programs for you.
And, if you have used one of the programs, you’ll have a chance to tell others just what you think, too…
- Hooked on Phonics
- Jolly Phonics
- Leapfrog Fridge Phonics
- I Love Phonics
- Happy Phonics
- Click N Read Phonics
- Click N Spell
Phonics lessons with your children can be informal or formal. And if you take the attitude that phonics is fun, you will both have fun together.
Phonics are the building blocks for reading, so do make sure that you don’t neglect this very important area of your child’s eduction…
Phonics Lessons to Childrens Books