By Aranyu Soltesz. Alphabet Worksheet. At Monday, January 13th 2020, 08:39:13 AM.
As you may or may not know, letters and sounds are the basics of reading properly. There are plenty of rules in the English language that applying and often are subject to exceptions. This can really lead to a lot of confusion with young readers. Obviously, you must have already heard of phonics books and worksheets that simplify learning to read. If not, then you should definitely do the research and educate yourself accordingly. It will make all the difference in how well your child will read and have a good understanding of the language.
After being read to for a year or so, children will want and even pretend to be reading the words themselves. Usually they have picked up a word or two by memory, and it will be a good time to introduce flash cards. Preschoolers can handle about 3 flashcards at a time and once they have a good comprehension of those 3, then 2 more can be added. This method is called "chunking" and is very successful. Repetition is important, and testing the meaning of the word in conversation with the child.
Or if you need a quick version to study tonight's spelling list, simply use one of the game boards you already have and make up a quick game by replacing the game's money with spelling words, such as spelling "castle" or "shadow" to buy property in Monopoly. The more fun you can make learning spelling words, the easier they will become to your child and the easier it will become for you to get them to sit down and get ready for the week's big spelling test.