Thursday, 17 June 2010

Learning Letters: Reinventing the Wheel

Why reinventing the wheel? Well the ultimate aim of teaching your little ones letters is to get them to read and write- obvious isn't it.  Alongside letter recognition we have been watching phonics DVD's  (Fun With Phonics and Alphablocks - both from the BBC) and using Jolly Phonics Workbooks 1-7, all of which use lowercase letters.  We even managed to find Chicka Chicka Boom Boom on YouTube  which starts with the lowercase letters (although some uppercase letters make an appearance).   Even your average piece of type nearly all the letters are lowercase.
But when you look at the learning resources I have been using like the magnet pages from Make Learning Fun
they are uppercase. How confusing must that be to a 2 year old?  So in the interest of consistency we are starting again and using lowercase letters first.  Of course this means producing my own magnet sheets etc.  (hence re-inventing the wheel) but there you go.  Resources to follow shortly (I hope - I'm nothing if not the laziest person on the planet sometimes).

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