How to teach phonics to your children?


Phonics is the easiest, engaging and best way to teach kindergarteners the alphabet in a fun and interactive way, and has been deployed by schools a decades.

The method is known to teach children to read and learn the alphabet through the art of listening carefully and identifying the phonemes that make up each word, which can be a creative and interesting method for children to learn. They don’t just learn to identify words but also read them and make bigger words using the sounds.

There are a number of innovative ways teachers can use phonics to teach kindergarteners to learn and remember the basics of education in a fun way. But nursery schools in Abu Dhabi know that these children can have a short attention span, a proactive mind, and many stimulants that can distract them.

The challenge then, for teachers, is how to keep the students engaged on the subject material at hand while making sure they learn something new each day, as well as apply themselves to learn more than what is taught.

Reading aloud is the best way to teach phonics, but teachers have been creative in other ways. Here are some good ways nursery schools in Abu Dhabi use to teach phonics to children:

Memory Games

Playing memory games are an extremely effective way of helping children learn phonetics. Nursery schools in Abu Dhabi effectively use memory games which can be the best method to teach students to read. A good memory game teaches children tricks to remember hard words. They can draw on their knowledge from the game to help them connect words to the letter sounds that go with them. The nursery school in Abu Dhabi uses word flashcards and memory card games to make the sessions fun for the children. Along with interesting, these games are also effective in improving memory and learning letter sounds

Alphabet Game

This is a game that has innumerable variations. It is most effective if the children going to the nursery school in Abu Dhabi involved in the game already know their ABCs or the alphabet song. Children are made to interact with each other in groups where these groups can work together to relate these letters to actual objects in their everyday life. Then they are given letters with which they have to name at least one object, place, animal, etc. the groups of children can also be given categories. For example, one group gets vegetables, the other gets places, a third gets toys, etc. Then as the letters are given out, the children associate them with real things. (A for ant, b for bat, c for cheetah, and so on).

Food items

Children are fond of eating, and food items usually capture their interest faster than most other things. Teachers can use food ingredients like chopped vegetables or cooking materials like dough, to help them learn the shapes of the alphabet. For example, cookies in the form of letters of the alphabet will capture student interest.  Making children in nursery schools bake cookies in the shape of alphabets can help students remember easier and longer. This activity will also keep them meaningfully occupied. This helps children learn how to say letters and numbers if they are beginners in reading, and entire words little by little if they’re practicing with reading letters.

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