Interested in Teaching Toddlers Phonics? 5 Tips for Getting It Right.
by Mary Follin
For moms and dads who are teaching toddlers phonics, more power to you! Phonics is the easiest way to teach such a small child to read. That said, working with a toddler requires special considerations that may not apply to older children.
For starters, it's best not to start teaching toddlers phonics until they are three years old. Before the age of three, your child is busy absorbing the world in a less structured way, which is important for developing early learning skills. Plus, a child's vision may not be mature enough to decipher series of letters, so the entire exercise could be one of frustration.
So if your child is three-years old and showing signs of readiness, go for it! But please keep the following 5 TIPS in mind when you're teaching toddlers phonics.