As an Early childhood teacher my training at college always reinforced the importance of building strong reading foundations in early childhood. This focus was likened to the necessity of building strong foundations for a house so that it wouldn’t fall down.
After 35 years of teaching and 5 years of tutoring I have discovered that most of my teaching with regards to reading is focusing on phonics. It is very apparent that this area is the foundation to successful reading and the area that most students struggle in.
For the above mentioned reason I am setting up this blog to provide a base where parents, teachers and tutors can come to find support and ideas in relation to the successful teaching of phonics.