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Marva Collins and Her Multisensory Phonics Wall Cards

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Marva Collins knew how to nurture in children the desire to learn. She began by surrounding her classroom with those old multisensory wall cards published “back then” by Open Court. She began with phonics because learning to sound out every word on every page was the 1st, vital, ever-so-necessary step to learning.


Of course there’s a whole lot more to Marva Collins than just how she used her multisensory phonics flashcards / wall cards, but those multisensory phonics wall cards certainly supplied her with a beginning phonemic awareness program for the students who entered her classroom.  Marva Collins knew how to use every phonetic resource she could get her hands on because she knew that phonics was the key to reading and spelling.  


Now, Moms and Dads,

you can get your hands on

an awesome phonics

reading/spelling resource

at an affordable price for everyone.  


Let’s face the truth. Even the preschool children who entered Marva’s classroom, no matter what their background, were reading by Christmas. 


That’s because Marva told those children that there wasn’t anything they couldn’t accomplish, she used massive doses of encouragement, and she used proven educational methods.  Using multisensory tools to build early phonemic awareness into each child’s brain coupled with a systematic phonics program that taught left-right letter blending and syllabication skills were two of those proven methods.


Now, before I show you an extremely affordable phonics/spelling, let me briefly explain the importance of blending together sounds which is the crux of phonics skills.  Let’s begin with phonemic awareness


If you’ve never heard that term before — phonemic awareness –it’s an awareness that children develop as they learn to hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes — the smallest units of sound.  


For example, the word “cat” has three phonemes:  c  /  a  /  t.

The letter c sounds like the hard sound of /k/.
The letter “a” is pronounced here with  its short sound as in “a” – apple.
The letter “t” sounds like “t”—table.

In order for a child to sound out the word “cat,” he must be adept in hearing, identifying and speaking those three phonemes. 


This is precisely why we created The Candy 4WAY Phonics 65 Multisensory Large Wall Cards, and why we’ve made these cards absolutely affordable for anyone!


One sure way to build a child into a “reader” is to supply him with the proper foundational reading tools. Marva Collins believed that systematic phonics was a foundational reading tool, and coupled with her follow-through, and her belief in the children themselves, she applied systematic and multisensory phonics tools until COMPLETE learning took place.  


Multisensory phonics wall cards were tools that helped Marva to introduce letter sounds into each child’s mind.  If you’ve ever viewed the television special about Marva Collins, you’ll remember those vintage multisensory alphabet wall cards that surrounded her classroom?  Each large, multisensory letter wall card illustrated one multisensory picture that represented one of the alphabet letter sounds, a perfect phonics tool to begin a young child on his way to reading every word on every page.  Unfortunately, those wall cards are now out of print and “vintage” for sure. 


This is why The Candy 4WAY Phonics 65 Multisensory Large Flashcards / Wall Cards  have been patterned after those vintage wall cards, except that Candy’s Cards have been updated with this generation’s thoughts and styles, and they are available at NO COST – FREE OF CHARGE.


How can multisensory phonics tools enhance learning?  Multisensory training takes advantage of the way our senses–hearing, sight, and touch — reinforce one another as we learn.  The combination of listening, looking, and moving presented in these multisensory cardscreates a lasting impression—things connect to each other and letter sounds begin to fit into place in a child’s mind. 


How old must a child be before he can gain phonemic awarenessA child as young as 3 years old can learn to recognize and sound out phonemes and phoneme blends.  The studies prove that when children develop prior phonemic awareness as an early skill, it sets a strong foundation for reading success? 


Moreover, it’s best to build phonemic awareness skills into a child’s early education to make certain he continues to build upon that solid systematic phonics foundation that will enable him to read every word on every page.  


The studies prove (and 100’s of studies have been performed since 1911) that teaching a little one the sounds that correlate with the alphabet letters at the very BEGINNING of that child’s reading instruction coupled with using a follow-through systematic, phonics program will not only enable that child to jump leaps and bounds ahead of children presented with a look/say guided-reading method, but it will also carry that child into reading “for meaning” at a much faster and more productive rate than look/say students.  


Reading is the foundation for learning, and besides all the other wonderful worlds that a child can experience through the written word, we must certainly acknowledge that God above everyone else wants HIS children to learn how to read every word on every page of HIS Book.


Parents, you can make that happen for your child.  

AT ABSOLUTELY NO COST – FREE OF CHARGE –  you can DOWNLOAD Candy’s Multisensory Flashcards/Wall Cards


Parents, may God richly bless all of your efforts!


Carol Kay, President
Candy 4WAY Phonics 




Teaching Preschoolers to Read – Preschool Phonics Lesson Plans – Teach Preschoolers to Phonemic Awareness and How to Blend Letters

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One of the goals for Candy 4WAY Phonics is to make certain that today’s Parents and Teachers have what it takes to get phonemic awareness systematic phonics skills into our children as early as possible.


Phonemic awareness is an ability children develop that enables them to recognize individual sounds inside words by using both their ears and their eyes. It’s the ability to hear, identify and manipulate the individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. 


Phonological awareness begins to develop during the preschool years.  Unless children are given help from parents, teachers or other adults , those children with lower levels of phonological awareness will continue to be delayed in this skill from the late preschool period forward. 


Researchers have found that phonemic awareness and letter sound knowledge (not the names of the letters but the sounds that the letters stand for), are very clear-cut school entry predictors of how well children will learn to read during their first two years of reading instruction  (Share, Jorm, Matthews & Maclean). 


Moreover, the necessity to gain subsequent left/right letter-sound blending skills can only follow after a child has a strong handle on Phonemic Awareness.   


QUESTION:  Could you repeat in layman’s terms exactly why phonemic awareness and early systematic phonics preschool training are so helpful for 3 and 4 year old children?


ANSWER: Many times, 1st through 4th grade children have difficulty with phonics instruction because they did not develop early phonemic awareness skills and subsequent letter sound blending skills during their preschool or kindergarten years.


For example, did you know that approximately 62% of the English language is made up of short-vowel words and syllables? So learning to fluently sound out three-letter, short-vowel words (CVC words) gives children an immediate head start in reading!


Yet, so very many children start out first grade attempting to read three-letter words (CVC Words) but fail miserably because:

1) They don’t know where to begin reading a word.
They cannot distinguish between the vowel sounds.
They cannot distinguish between the three individual sounds in the word.
4) They have not been given enough exposure and practice mastering letter sounds, learning to blend two-letter sounds, and learning to blend three-letter words.


As a result, these children are given failing grades in reading early on.


Many of these children develop self-image problems that mostly likely would not have occurred if only they had received ALL THE BUILDING BLOCKS to systematic phonetic reading.


QUESTION: So what is included in the Candy 4WAY Phonics Preschool Systematic Phonics Package for 3 and 4 year old children?


ANSWER: Candy’s 4WAY Phonics Preschool Systematic Phonics Package for 3 and 4 year old children includes all of the following for just $7.97:

 1) Candy’s 31 Multisensory LARGE A to Z Flashcards/Wall Cards (with multisensory vowel helps) 

 2) Candy’s 82-page eBook:  How to Teach Candy’s Systematic 4WAY Phonics  

 3) How to Follow Candy’s 4WAY Phonics Preschool Program 

 4) Multisensory Vowel Helps to teach preschoolers to distinguish between the vowel sounds 

 5) Rhyming Alphabet Phonics Charts that carry a child right up to the Daily Preschool 4WAY Phonics Lessons 

 6) 25 Step-by-step Daily 4WAY Phonics Preschool Lessons – Click here to see samples of our Preschool Step-bystep Daily Phonics Lessons. 

 7) Sequenced Preschool Lesson Drill Sheets to provide continuous review  

 8) A Preschooler’s First Reader 

 9) Farmer Dan’s Critters Games are included with the Preschool Package (these two games lead children through 3-letter, short vowel words and are also sold separately) 

10) Achievement Awards Certificates  


After completing the Candy 4WAY Phonics Preschool Package, preschool children will be “way ahead of the game.”


Having gained the skills to sound out 3-letter, short vowel words, preschoolers will be ready to begin the SECOND level of the Candy 4WAY Phonics Program that will take them all the way through 4th grade and higher reading level.


Click Here to read more about this fabulous Preschool Systematic 4WAY Phonics INSTANT DOWNLOAD Printable and Non-Consummable Program for just $7.97.   


Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

Older Child Struggles with Reading Label

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Kids hate labels.

Labels should

be eliminated!


Too often, children become labeled by a teacher or a school system as a student with a learning disability, or with a behavior problem, or with hyperactive tendencies when in reality, the culprit is ineffective teaching.  While this prevails far too often in the public school classroom, we have to make certain that as parents, these kinds of labels and beliefs about our children do not take place in our own homeschools.


Marva Collins once said, “We live in a label-conscious society where people are forever trying to categorize and classify each other.  We tend to overuse terms like ‘learning disability,’ ‘developmental disabilities,’ ‘behavior disorder,’ and ‘hyperactive,’ bandying them about until they are stretched beyond validity.  A child who fidgets in his seat isn’t necessarily hyperactive.  Maybe that child is bored.  Maybe that child doesn’t know how to do the work and is afraid to ask for help.  Or maybe that child is just active.”

Many a parent has pulled their child out of an American school to stop such labeling and to give their child all the attention and help that he/she deserves.  One thought each parent needs to hold dear is this:  “Believe in your child!”  We must be absolutely convinced that we will reach our children, that they can learn what they need to know.  We must never give up!

Often, I receive emails from parents explaining to me that their child has reached an older age of nine or ten or twelve, and they still cannot read.  I begin by asking them questions such as, “Has your child gone through a systematic phonics program?   If not, what kind of reading training has he/she had?” 

Most of the time the answer to this question is that the child has received no systematic phonics training, or that the child has been told that he’s slow or just needs more time to learn to read.  Did you know that it takes a minimum of 13 words of praise to counteract one insult that a child hears?  I love explaining to parents that their child does not need more time, but that he/she just needs an effective, systematic phonics approach given daily by a loving, caring, determined parent who believes in their child and in his ability

If only we would take the time to experience and ponder in our minds how much “failure” our child has felt or how many demeaning comments our child has already heard from well-meaning people who know nothing of the power of encouragement coupled with an effective curriculum. 

At Candy 4WAY Phonics we believe in children!  We believe that if parents are given an affordable, step-by-step phonics curriculum and email support from us, that their child will learn to read every word on every page. 

Just like a little girl named, Candy, who’s true story has touched the minds and hearts of so many caring parents this past year, Mom, Dad, your child needs the opportunity to fill in the gaps, to catch up in reading, to learn to read confidently and fluently, to receive the training he/she deserves to be able to read every word on every page.

Check us out.  The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program includes EVERYTHING:  Daily step-by-step lessons, rhyming alphabet phonics charts, multisensory vowel helps, sequenced story readers,  teachers guides, spelling rules, reading practice in all forms of written expression, fun lessons packed with rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration, lifetime rhyming phonics charts, and one-on-one email coaching forjust $9.97 as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD.  When your child is finished with all 100 phonics lessons he/she will be able to read past a 4th grade reading level and be able to sound out over 30,000 words

We encourage you to contact us free of charge with your phonics/reading questions, or just visit our website for free phonics resources, articles, and 4WAY Phonics products.

By the way, if you haven’t read little Candy’s true story, it’s really a neat story! 


Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics