Children reading from (birth)… pre-school age

So why is this phonics business being mentioned in pre-school settings? Yep, you heard right. Nurseries are beginning to teach phonics and early reading skills. Have we gone overboard with this obsession to get children reading early? Or is it a good idea to get children involved in early reading before they start school? I… Continue reading Children reading from (birth)… pre-school age

Did somebody say phonics again? A quick guide to phonics for parents

Phonics. That alien word that keeps cropping up and puzzling most parents who have their first child approaching school-age. I didn’t learn phonics at school so what’s all the fuss about, I hear you ask? And what exactly is it? Well… in a nutshell, it is a strategy for teaching children to read using the sounds… Continue reading Did somebody say phonics again? A quick guide to phonics for parents