QUESTION: Isn’t it customary that during the preschool years children should be concentrating on having fun and learning social skills?
ANSWER: Of course it is. We can use segments of a preschooler’s day to engage them in acting out drama as well as learning to cooperate, take turns, and follow instructions. We can teach them to paint pictures at an easel, mix colors and learn geometric shapes, size relationships, and the basics about gravity.
QUESTION: Is that all we should teach Preschoolers?
ANSWER: Goodness gracious, no! We can also enable our little preschoolers to learn to sound out words.
After all, why shouldn’t preschoolers have EVERY educational opportunity!
Without a doubt, children as young as 3 years of age can also be trained in phonemic awareness skills such as those basic letter sounds found on the 31 A to Z Phonics Multisensory Wall Cards from Candy 4WAY Phonics Multisensory. (Click here to see samples).
Moreover, children as young as 4 years of age can actually be taught to sound out words by following the Candy’s 4WAY Phonics Step-by-step Systematic 4WAY Phonics Preschool Program. (Click here to read more details.)
For example, have you ever heard the true story of little Shannie?
Shannie had just reached her 4th birthday!
She was standing with her family at the entrance to her father’s favorite restaurant waiting to be seated when little Shannie spotted the restaurant sign set up just in front of the cashier.
The sign read: “Please Wait to be Seated!”
Out loud, Shannie began the process of sounding out the words:
“pl —– ee –z / w — ā —t /tü/bee/see—ted.”
Suddenly, with tremendous enthusiasm, Shannie turned to her mother and exclaimed,
“Mommy, that sign says that we should wait to be seated!”
Others standing around her couldn’t help but notice.
After all, we’re talking about a 4 year old little girl who could sound out words, words that are not normally presented to a child until the last part of first grade.
Other mothers paused to ask Shannie’s mother, “How does she know how to do that?”
Shannie’s mother told them all about the Candy 4WAY Phonics Preschooler’s Package, a simple, parent-friendly 4WAY Phonics system, that same 4WAY Phonics system used to teach a little girl named Candy, back in the 1950’s, how to read.
Shannie’s mother continued on to explain that for just $7.97, their child could also learn to sound out words, even at the young age of 4 years old, if their child was taught to read by their mother, using a step-by-step 4WAY Phonics system of reading, while snuggled up together on their living room couch with MOM for just 20 minutes a day and 10 minutes more just before bedtime.
You see, that’s all the time it takes to enable a preschooler to learn to sound out words. It’s a very simple FOUR STEP FORMULA for enabling a child to be able to read every word on every page. Those 4 INGREDIENTS ARE:
1) A proven 4WAY Systematic Phonics reading method
2) Mixed into an affordable, (just $7.97) step-by-step Daily 4WAY Phonics Lessons, Phonics Charts, and Multisensory Flashcards and Wallcards
3) Stir in one loving, caring, and teachable Mommy
4) Produces one child who learns to sound out words!
Naturally, all loving parents want their little preschooler to have fun coloring and painting and learning all the social graces. However, loving parents can also enable their preschool children with the ability to sound out words.
The next time you go to your favorite family restaurant, wouldn’t you be delighted to see your little guy or gal sound out the words on the sign next to the cash register?
Check it out: Candy’s 4WAY Phonics Preschool Package
Sincerely, Carol Kay, President