Which comes first -- recognizing letters or naming letters? At 19 mos. old, Timmy recognizes the letters, but is not yet able to name them. Recognizing letters is a vision-to-brain skill which does not require the ability to talk. Reading silently...
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Orion, at 19 mos., has fun naming the letters on the fridge. Magnetic letters are great educational toys for early phonics activities.
This is a spelling test that Maria took at age 5 yrs., 6 mos. She easily spelled words from an advanced third grade spelling list. A very strong emphasis on phonics, and learning to read at a very young age, helped her to naturally develop the skill...
Maria gives evidence that early readers excel. At age 3 yrs. 6 mos., she reads new material fluently because she applies the principles of phonics that she has learned since she was 15 mos. old. She now has the key to unlock the door of knowledge...
At age 1 yr. 5 mos., Timmy is able to recognize capital letters by using the three sensory learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. With lots of praise and repetition, he quickly masters this skill.
Timmy, now 3 yrs. 11 mos. old, is easily reading an advanced first-grade reading book. He has become an independent reader at this young age because of a strong phonics foundation.
Big sister helps her little brother, age 1 yr. 11 mos., learn the names and sounds of the letters by using basic flashcards! Who said kids don't like flashcards?!
At 2 yrs., 1 month old, Orion knows most of the letter sounds and has fun supplying the sounds for mommy during breakfast time.
Timmy is 2 yrs., 8 mos. old and is using the phonics method (sounding out each letter) to read brand new words. Making it a game of Bingo adds to the fun and excitement.