Children learn to read and walk naturally, but that’s not the case with reading. Reading strategies are designed to help your child develop a strong reading foundation — one built with confidence, engagement, and joy!
Research shows that for children to become enthusiastic, fluent readers, they need a firm grasp of phonics and the alphabetic code. That’s where phonological and phonemic awareness — the ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds in words — come into play.
Reading is not a task that comes naturally for most children. Instead, they need to be taught to read. They won’t learn simply by looking at books or listening to adults read (even though few things are more valuable in raising a lifelong reader than reading to them from birth on!).
Recognizing words easily is one of the first steps on the path to a love of reading and learning. And using phonics can help you get the ball rolling for your child!
From our animators, content creators, and graphic designers all the way through to our finance managers, we have so many passionate people bringing #kidpoweredlearning to life here at HOMER. In this series, we’ll introduce you to the team, one by one.
Next up: HOMER’s Queen of Code— VP of Systems Technology, Lena Krug!