Marrying the Letterland Characters with Phonemic Chart
Are you as troubled as me about teaching your child of 5 to 6 years old to read or speak better English? If so, I hope this blog post will help clear the air for you. What is a Phonemic Chart? It is a Chart (or summary) showing all the sounds in English Language. In simple words, it is a chart showing all possible sounds (phonemes) in the spoken language. Phonics is a method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with symbols. Letters of the alphabet are used as the symbols. Letterland and Jolly Phonics are two of the very popular phonics methods used in pre-school in Singapore. The Kindergarten which GerGer, BoiBoy and BayBee attends uses Letterland. The challenging issue for phonics is that many letters can represent a number of different sounds. For example, the letter 'o' can be read as /ɒ/ as … Continue reading →