Instead of reading a book, Summer insisted on doing her spelling. Oh well why not… spelling is as important as reading. So here she is.
How do you teach spelling?
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“Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body ” – Joseph Addison
Reading is just simply something that you can’t do without. It is the foundation of all other learning. It is a fundamental and a pre-requisite to acquiring the rest of the skills in the learning spectrum. It is important for us as parents that our kids are able to read.
As far as I can remember, phonics reading has always been the most effective system used to teach reading. Teaching kids phonics is like teaching them how to fish. Once they know the basics, everything else follows. For a detailed information on phonics, please read Phonics Basics.
Summer, our daughter is now in Reception in Sunshine International School of Songkhla, Thailand. She is able to identify the sounds of the letters in the alphabet. She is able to identify the letters, but she gets a bit confused with small letters i, j, and l. When I saw her read her first book, I was very happy.
Here is Summer reading her first set of books.