MONTESSORI TEACHER TURNED HOMESCHOOL MENTOR
The science of reading says that the best way to teach reading is phonics instruction.
Children need to learn the code between speech sounds and letters.
I help parents figure out where their child is in the process of learning to read and I tell them exactly what pre-reading skill their child needs next to learn to read with phonics.
THE BACK STORY
Before I retired from teaching, I noticed lots of parents posting in Facebook groups about their struggles to teach letter sounds and reading during the preschool and kindergarten years.
From my experience as a Montessori teacher, I knew how those parents could avoid getting stuck, and instead set up their children for success with reading in less time than it takes to read bedtime stories!
So I created a step-by-step phonics program for preschoolers and kindergarten kids that teaches reading the Montessori way.
IS THIS DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE FOR PRESCHOOLERS?
The reality is that we cannot get children to learn to read at a certain age or in a certain timeframe.
But learning to read is too important to just wing it and hope it works out!
I believe that children deserve to have opportunity to learn to read during the preschool and kindergarten years, before 90% of the brain becomes hardwired, as long as we go at their own pace and focus on one pre-reading skill at a time.
The Playful Path To Reading™ uses Montessori materials and phonics activities that are designed to meet the developmental needs of 3 to 5 year old children. They have a specific purpose and are only used once a child is ready for them, and they appeal to every child's need to learn using the senses and movement.
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