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Headsprout (phonics/ reading)

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LeninGrad Fri 22-Jul-11 19:06:12

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coff33pot Fri 22-Jul-11 20:12:06

No I havent used it but would be interested in what you think and how it is going smile

LeninGrad Fri 22-Jul-11 20:41:10

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dolfrog Sat 23-Jul-11 01:06:48


Not everyone can use phonics, especially those who have auditory or speech processing problems, so you may have to rely on a completely visual approach to learning to read. (not ideal but the only way for some like me)

Becaroooo Sat 23-Jul-11 08:18:32

Didnt work for my ds1 sad and he came to hate it.

My ds1 is a visual learner and I am teaching him to read that way.

Becaroooo Sat 23-Jul-11 08:19:50

oh, and if you dc doesnt work well under pressure, be aware that in the later stages they are timed and if they dont answer in time they have to read it again...

LeninGrad Sat 23-Jul-11 08:33:32

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Becaroooo Sat 23-Jul-11 08:44:49

Yes. It was a problem for us. Perhaps just do the first 40 episodes???

LeninGrad Sat 23-Jul-11 08:50:40

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Becaroooo Sat 23-Jul-11 10:41:39

No I agree, and the accent is american so not great for an english phonics POV!!!

LeninGrad Sun 24-Jul-11 08:21:52

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pigletmania Sun 24-Jul-11 09:18:45

My dd 4 is a visual learner, so I am doing a mixture of phonetics and visual reading, so that she can recognise whole words too, hopefully she will make the association between the sounds and the words. Each child learns in different ways. I learned to read non phonetically, visually by recognising whole words, and I think I can read perfectly, I have been to Uni and got two degrees, so must have worked.

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