Thursday, December 6, 2007

Learning Letters

One of the things I found fascinating about teaching Montessori years ago was teaching children about letter sounds. Instead of teaching just the letter recognition, we taught the letter sound at the same time. This has helped me to teach my little Sunshyne how to string sounds together and read. This was done by simply pointing to a letter and pronouncing the sound that it makes instead of saying it's "name." So instead of saying "B" you would say "buh" while pointing at the letter. This simple strategy will have your child stringing sounds together and reading in no time!

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