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Quick Phonics for the summer vacation

Date: 02-04-2015 Author: Jayalakshmi K.

So the summer holidays have finally set in. Well, not for everyone. There are some who are still trudging to school (albeit happily) in this fast increasing heat and there are those who are lazing in the air conditioned comfort of their homes watching TV; then there are those who have already escaped the heat for cooler pastures.

'Remedial' classes have begun at schools hoping for better output for the coming year. Children will be better off if their spelling and reading skills are improved drastically before the next academic year starts. 

And that is where Open Mindz has decided to chip in. With the help of the Fast Phonics course and the Reader Phonics course, children will be much better equipped to tackle their higher classes; their confidence levels will be tremendously improved and the relevant skills will be enhanced enough to let them breeze through the next year.

                                           

Yes, it is the two month Fast Phonics course and the two month Reader Phonics course that will lift your child in terms of the skills required to manage the coming academic year. These courses are meant for children stepping into the second standard and above.

Make use of this opportunity NOW.

Learning Phonics the OpenmindzTM Phonics way! - Part IV

Date: 23-04-2014 Author: Jaya

Parental Involvement

The OpenmindzTM Phonics programme encourages parental support because of the beneficial effect of praise and encouragement to all children while learning. It advises parents to be guided by the pace at which their child wants to go, and to practice letter sounds and literacy skills with them. Extra practice at home and interaction with their parents will lead to greater fluency in the child’s reading and help them manage at school. The OpenmindzTM Phonics programme recognizes that many parents do not know how to help their children whilst learning how to read and write, and offers suggestions and guidance to provide parents with the tools to help them.

                                           

Classroom implementation

The OpenmindzTM Phonics program can be implemented into the early primary classroom with minimal resources or training. The Phonics Handbook is a comprehensive teacher resource covering all areas of the programme and photocopiable practice sheets for each of the letter sounds. In addition to the handbook, there are a variety of other resources to support and engage students. Children in their first year at school (aged 4–5) are often able to learn the letter sounds at the suggested teaching rate of 1 sound per week.

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