Categories
phonics phonemic awareness

Phonemic Awareness VS Phonological Awareness – Why SHOULD You Care to Understand the Difference?

Today we are going to be looking at Phonemic Awareness vs. Phonological Awareness. You may have heard that these two skills are very important for preparing your child for reading instruction. But,  what do these terms mean? They sometimes are used and referred to as if they were the same… But… Are they REALLY the […]

Categories
struggling readers phonemic awareness phonics reading instruction methodologies

How to help struggling readers at home – 12 Important Questions to Reflect on!

In this post, we are going to cover a sensitive topic: how to help struggling readers at home. I am actually going to ask you to reflect on a few questions you should ask yourself before putting the label ‘struggling reader’ to your child. This is because in the answer to these questions, you may […]

Categories
early reading phonemic awareness phonics reading instruction methodologies reviews struggling readers synthetic phonics

Children Learning Reading Review – All You Need To Know Before Buying!

What will you learn of this review of the Children Learning Reading Program?  INTRO: Why did I get interested in the program? WHAT: What is Children Learning Reading? HOW: How does Children Learning Reading work? MATERIALS: What materials do you get with the Program? PRICE: How much does Children Learning Reading cost? BUY: How to […]

Categories
phonemic awareness

What is Phonemic Awareness? Why is It SO Important?

Before learning to read, we first must learn to hear. What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic Awareness is the ability to hear, identify and manipulate the individual sounds that form words. For instance, the word cat is formed by the following individual sounds (or phonemes): /c/ /a/ /t/. Using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), this word […]