Children learn best when they can use a variety of teaching methods and will pick up ideas faster, when they can do something with their hands. That is why completing a worksheet, can actually help a child understand the concept of phonics. Through the completion of activities and worksheets, they can figure out how the whole process of reading works. As you work with your child on worksheets you will see how they may be doing and what stage of reading they are at. If you notice that they seem to be stuck on one particular idea, you will know what it is and be able to help. These sheets are broken down into steps and stages, so you can keep track of progress and skill levels. There will be phonics worksheets appropriate for the age and learning level of your child. Children will feel successful as they finish their sheets and comprehend what they are reading in their books. These worksheets are fun and creative, so your child will not get bored, but will be motivated to do the sheets and look forward to it.
Here are a few ideas for such activities: The alphabet song: This remains a lovely way to practise the alphabet. Sing it slowly and sing it often. If you have a large alphabet chart and point out to each letter while you sing, it will be of great value. You can give all children letter cards in order (alphabet flashcards); they can hold up each letter as it is sung. Show a magazine or picture book to children. Ask them to identify all instances of the given letter in any page. Hand out letter cards to all children. Call out a letter. The child with that card has to come in front of the class and display the letter. Divide the class into two groups. Give one group letter cards. Give other group various objects. The first group will hold up a letter. The second group should hold up an object that starts with that letter.