What is Phonics in education?
What is phonics?
Phonics is one of the primary building blocks of reading.
Phonics is the connection between graphemes (letter symbols) and sounds.
The goal of phonics instruction is to help readers quickly determine the sounds in unfamiliar written words
Phonics is simply the relationship between letters of the alphabet and the sounds that those letters stand for in written words.
Advantages of phonics
Teaching of phonics is often designed to be fun for children. It is believed that this enhances the learning experience, and ultimately results in a more thorough development of reading and writing skills. There are often games involved with lessons, for example when blending individual phonemes together or identifying rhyming words.
Learning phonics helps children learn to read and spell words accurately and quickly. When a child is taught phonics, he or she can use that knowledge to decode unknown words.
Research has shown that older children who have difficulty reading can also benefit from phonics instruction—which shows just how important it is for children to learn phonics early on.
If you want your child to be a fluent reader then phonics lessons are the best way to do this. Not only do you want to encourage your child to read quickly but you want them to be able to read accurately.
How old does the child should study phonics
Phonics is taught in the early years because it is an important part of learning how to read. Most instruction typically occurs from kindergarten through second grade.
Why should learn early?
Why should learn early?
It is through phonics that a child just beginning to read learns to first identify the letters, then associate each letter or groups of letters with its correct sounds, and soon after, through the process of blending they learn how to merge the sounds together to form a complete word.
Phonics instruction has a strong impact on the reading abilities of young children. Those receiving phonics instruction in the early grades (K-1) showed significant gains in their reading comprehension and spelling abilities and moderate growth in oral reading skills.
What note when the student learn phonics?
When a child is taught phonics, the child will be able to recognize sounds in words and will be able to spell them correctly. Children have problem in reading because they are not able to recognize the sounds of the letters of the alphabet in the words they read.
How can I develop awareness of my child cues?
“We can help our children develop their phonemic awareness is to play games with them as part of regular, daily routines.”
Literacy experts tell us that reading and writing skills begin with the language skills of speaking and listening. As children develop language, their skills grow more and more refined. So, in the early years, even though they may be using words, they are not necessarily hearing the individual sounds in words the phonemes.
We can help our children develop their phonemic awareness, and the best way is to play games with them as part of regular, daily routines. Keep in mind your child’s developmental abilities. Remember to make it fun and start with easy answers. As your child learns the game, they can offer you challenges.