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Phonics for Kindergarten

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An Introduction to Phonics

It's very important for today's kids to read and write in the correct manner which not only boosts their confidence but also helps the children to stand out from the crowd. So, phonics is the method or the way of teaching which helps children to recognise the letters and the sound they produce. Learning phonics is a fun activity. It helps your child to increase their vocabulary, make it a better speller, and give it a good syllable structure. 


Here you are going to learn some beginner phonics for kindergarten, what is the importance of phonics, what are the types of phonics, what are the easy ways to learn phonics, and many more. So let's learn phonics with some fun.



Phonics


Phonics


What is Phonics?

Phonics is the method of teaching which helps children to recognise each letter and its sound. For example, the letter A represents the sound /A/ and it is the first letter in words like Apple, Aeroplane, Ant, Axe, etc.


Nowadays, learning Phonics in the nursery is a little bit important and it's also good because in earlier times people used to learn only spelling but not the way to actually recognise letters and their sounds. So, if you make your kids learn Phonics in nursery school, then it will help your kids to recognise letters and their sounds which will help them to read properly and fluently.


Learn Phonics


Learn Phonics


Importance of Phonics for Kids

As we know that learning phonics at a younger age has a lot of benefits, so let's discuss some of them. 

  • It increases the reading capability of kids - If the reading capability of kids is improved from a younger age, they can easily understand what they are reading and they can read more easily and with speed.

  • It helps them to become better spellers and they can properly pronounce the words without frustration. 

  • They can easily recognise the letter and their sound.

  • It boosts their confidence.

  • It helps them to improve their vocabulary.

  • It helps their language development and so they also learn the rules of their language. 


Kid Learning Phonics


Kid Learning Phonics


Types of Phonics

  1. Analogy Phonics - In this, you can use a similar kind of word which the kid already knows like a cap to recognise the other unrecognised words like a tap, nap. 

  2. Synthetic Phonics - In this, firstly, the kids learn the sound of the letter and then when the word is pronounced, they recognise the sound and blend it with a letter. 

  3. Analytic Phonics - So it begins with the whole word and the kid has to analyse the letters in the word and are taught to compare the sound pattern. 

  4. Embedded Phonics - In this, the kids learn to decode words and their sounds while reading a book.


Ways to Learn Phonics

Teaching phonics should be fun and easy, so let's check how to teach phonics to small kids.

  • So, firstly, the kids should learn the letters and the sound which the letters produce.

  • After that, you can help them to blend the individual sounds to make a whole word.

  • And once the children learn how to blend, they can start to read and write some simple and small words. 

  • Try to make your kid read small words by joining each letter.

  • And at last, to make your kid perfect in reading and writing, practice is the key. 


To make learning enjoyable, you can also play some games with your children. For that, you just need a paper plate, some small chits of paper on which letters are given, a pointer, and a spinner. Paste the pointer on the spinner, then stick the spinner in the middle of the plate, and at last paste the letter on the sides of the plate. And now spin the spinner and wherever the spinner stops, ask your child to spell that letter and make some words with the use of it. 


Phonics Game


Phonics Game


Practice Worksheet for Kids 

To make the learning easier, here are some free printable phonics worksheets.


Free Worksheet


Free Worksheet 


Download the free printable phonics worksheet and make your children learn new things more easily.


Worksheet for kids


Worksheet for kids


In both worksheets, students have to identify the name of the image and match the image to its correct phonic.


Summary

So here you had learned about phonics, their importance, types, and the easy methods by which your children can easily start in a simple way and decode the words which now help your children to differentiate between different letters and their sounds. It also helps in increasing the reading capability of your children, making them fluent readers. And those children who learn reading by phonics can read unfamiliar words very easily by just joining the sound of each letter. Learning spelling will become easier now. 

FAQs on Phonics for Kindergarten

1. How many sounds are there in the English language which are produced by 26 letters?

There are 44 sounds in the English language which are produced with the help of 26 letters.

2. Are house and mouse rhyming words?

Yes, they are rhyming words.

3. How many letters of the alphabet are known to be vowels?

5 letters of the alphabet are known to be vowels.

4. List the letters of the alphabet that are known as vowels.

The letters of the alphabet that are known as vowels are A, E, I, O, U.

5. Write any 3 rhyming words for the cat.

3 rhyming words for the cat are Rat, Mat, Bat.