When Should You Teach Phonics?

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When Should You Teach Phonics?

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With my experiences in Kindergarten, I tend to get asked the question, when should my child learn my phonics?

My short answer, as soon as possible. Hearing the sounds and observing how the mouth produces the sound should be introduced early.

What are your thoughts?

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Re: When Should You Teach Phonics?

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I think starting at 4/5 years old is the perfect time. You can start before that, but it truly is an uphill battle. I think it's better to start with simple concepts like colors and keep it fun from 2~4 and then do phonics from there. They can pick it up pretty quickly as long as you design the lessons to be fun and engaging.
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