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Please tell me about phonics!

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UnicornsPooGlitter Sat 21-Sep-13 20:26:23

I don't know anything about phonics, and it's making me not talk about letters / words etc with DS, who has just turned 3. I don't want to do it wrong, so I don't do it at all confused.

Do I need to know what system the pre-school use?

Boobybeau Sat 21-Sep-13 21:48:34

Elc have a system called jolly phonics which is quite good and may be useful for you. Has ds got his free nursery entitlement yet? As the nursery should be able to help you with this x

UnicornsPooGlitter Sat 21-Sep-13 22:48:29

Thanks Booby, I'll check that out. I just watched a video on the cbeebies website, which showed me how to at least say the letters (and I've just been laminating cut out letters to play with DS with blush).

UnicornsPooGlitter Sat 21-Sep-13 22:49:01

Oh yes, I'll ask at the pre-school too.

Stampstamp Tue 22-Oct-13 13:08:28

Was it the Alphablocks programme you watched on CBeebies? That's very good for showing how to sound out the letters and then how to blend them - that will be later stages for your DS but it's good if you can understand it before your DS does. And they seem to love watching it.

Panzee Tue 22-Oct-13 13:11:40

Alphablocks is great, I often use it in phonics lessons. All the episodes are lurking somewhere on the BBC site.

sangsta99 Thu 24-Oct-13 19:05:33

Try There are 2 reading packs and the website will explain everything you ever needed to know! The website has teaching videos too so you can see real families using the materials and showing you how you can teach sounds and blending. The approach follows the government's Letters and Sounds Programme and it is excellent. Check it out!

Jo1984uk Sat 26-Oct-13 13:55:46

Look up 'apple apple a a a' on You Tube smile the kids in our nursery love it! Helped the older children (3 yrs) begin to notice letter sounds in their names etc.

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