Teaching the alphabet

Posted on October 2, 2016 at 7:42 pm

Over the years, the way children are taught to read and write has changed. Historically children were taught the names of the letters and had to memorise how words were spelt. This was then changed to children learning the letters more by sound and recently this has changed again so that now children learn the pure sound of each letter so they can spell words out.

As a parent, it can be hard to get your head around phonics, the new way of teaching letters but there are some great YouTube tutorials that will run through how to pronounce each letter. There is also something called Jolly Phonics, and a song that will help young children remember what sound each letter makes.

If you are struggling or worried about how to assist your child with their leaning at home, then why not arrange a meeting with the teacher to ask for help and advice.

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