Today I’m sharing two videos produced by CALTs -Dyslexia Therapists – to show how to introduce the alphabet and vowels & consonants to provide details that are not taught in regular classroom curriculum. These important details are multi-sensory in nature, so this is an excellent way for Dyslexic children of all ages to learn the alphabet and the two types of letters within the alphabet.
It is cute to hear our children sing the alphabet song; however, I encourage you to ask you child to speak the letters in the alphabet to discover how well they can name the letters independently.
Why is it necessary to know the names of the letters of the alphabet?
Children must understand that there are systematic and predictable relationships between written letters and their sounds. There is a relationship between not knowing letter names & a child’s difficulty in learning letter sounds and recognizing words.
Children cannot understand and apply the alphabetic principle (understanding that there are systematic and predictable relationships between written letters and spoken sounds) until they can recognize and name a number of letters.
Children whose alphabetic knowledge is not well developed when they start school need sensibly organized instruction that will help them identify, name, and write letters. Once children are able to identify and name letters with ease, they can begin to learn letter sounds and spellings. ~Reading Rockets
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