Teach Your Child Phonics

Teach Your Child Phonics With What Katy Said

The other day I was sitting next to another mum and she was helping her child spell out her name. I cannot remember what the little girl was called but her name had an ‘m’ in it. Her mum said find the muh, where is the muh? and my inner teacher wanted to scream! You see, I teach the very little ones and one of my favourite things is phonics- hearing people say things wrong just grates on me.

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So, the other day after hearing ‘muh’ I realised that it was not that mum’s fault that she didn’t know how it should indeed be said. And after talking with a few friends they too don’t know how phonics is taught these days. And then struck upon an idea!  I will share my knowledge of phonics so that you may help your child learn their sounds and eventually learn to read and write!

Now when I was a child it was ‘muh’ and fuh’ etc… and it didn’t really do me any harm as I can read and write perfectly. However, times have changed and teachers now know that children learn a lot quicker when taught sounds in their purest form- that is what I want to share with you!

As parents we are are our children’s very first teachers, they look to us for everything and absorb every little word we say. I am not saying start full on phonics lessons with them but if you are equipped with the right knowledge then you can set them on the right path before they start school.

So how will it work?

This is where I am so very excited! Each Monday I will write a post sharing various ideas to help your child with phonics, moving on to reading and writing as the weeks go by. BUT, this is the exciting part… I am going to do a live lesson each Monday afternoon on Periscope where you can interact and ask me questions. That broadcast will be live for 24 hours afterwards so you can catch up at any point. I will then upload the lesson (if Periscope will let me!) onto my youtube channel in case you want to come back to it later.

I don’t want to patronise anyone and won’t be treating you like 5 year olds haha, I just want every parent out there to be able to help their child reach their full potential. So many of us were taught the ‘old way’ and will therefore be teaching it to the next generation without realising it. Teachers then need to undo that learning and it can hold children back. I want to help you get it right straight away so your child has the best start!

I am going to be starting next Monday but will be broadcasting live on Periscope this morning at 11am (Monday 3rd August 2015) just to get a feel of who is out there and what you want to know. So if you have anything you would like to ask then pop on over!

See you there! 

Let's Talk Mommy

28 Comments

  • Reply
    Amy
    August 3, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Great idea! I hate hearing that too. I’m always correcting family members (mainly my husband) as I know that it will not help my son’s bending ability if he isn’t saying the sounds correctly. Looking forward to following this!

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      Katy
      August 3, 2015 at 8:12 am

      Thanks Amy, I always take for granted that I know how to do it so wanted to share it with as many people as possible. x

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        Amy (Feeding Finn)
        August 5, 2015 at 10:17 am

        I found it especially hard when the kids came to my class having memorised all the letter names instead of the sounds. It took longer for them to learn the sounds and they kept switching back to the names. Do you get this too?

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          Katy
          August 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

          Exactly this!! So frustrating!! x

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    Claire
    August 5, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Looks interesting, I will be keeping my eye on this!

    • Reply
      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Thanks Claire x

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    Su
    August 5, 2015 at 8:19 am

    This is very interesting. Do you have a link of the Periscope? I have no idea what that is all about. Thank you. #kidscorner

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      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:55 am

      It is an app Su, if you download it and search @WhatKatySaidUK x

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    Emma's Mamma
    August 5, 2015 at 11:33 am

    This sounds great! Looking forward to it x #KidsCorner

    • Reply
      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Thanks Emma x

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    Ann Winters
    August 5, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    What a fantastic idea! Looking foward to read you next post on phonics and to see the live lesson! I think is really important to teach your kids phonics properly.
    #KidsCorner

    • Reply
      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Thanks Ann x

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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    August 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I know the importance of phonics from having two kiddies attending speech therapy. We practice them all the time! It definitely pays to start off right. #KidsCorner

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      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

      Definitely, so difficult to undo the learning. x

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    Karen Bell
    August 5, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Great idea, it was eye opening when I had to go to my sons school to learn about how they teach phonics, it really helped.

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      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

      People just dont realise until school and by then they have already taught their child wrong x

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    lizzie (firstooth)
    August 5, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    This will be really interesting to read. I was of course taught the ‘old school’ way and it confuses me do I say muh or em? what’s easier? We’re at the stage where our eldest is starting to take in words and we are learning counting and eventually the alphabet so this will be great to hear the best advice from a teacher! I will be passing it on to a friend of mine who would also find this extremely useful x

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      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Neither are right haha. It is actually mmmmmm. Hopefully the series will be helpful xx

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    MudpieFridays
    August 6, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I love this idea, as you probably know I am starting to try an teach Monkey his letters so this would be really useful!! Will try and pick it up on youtube as working on a monday xx #Kidscorner.

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      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:49 am

      It will be live for 24 hours on periscope- must try and remember to refilm it so everything isn’t a mirror image! Not good for holding up letters haha! x

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    August 7, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Such a great idea! Good luck for your new feature! xxx

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      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Aby x

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    Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)
    August 7, 2015 at 6:38 am

    This is really interesting Katy, I’m always wondering how best to teach Monkey phonics, I know how important they are but with so many toys, songs and tv probs encouraging ABC it I really hard. Monkey knows all of his alphabet and wants to read so I am trying to teach the sounds. It doesn’t help that hubs doesn’t like phonics as they don’t work for every word… But I know how important they are for school. Will look forward to reading your tips! Xx

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      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Ah now some people think that phonics doesnt work for every word but that might be because they dont know all of the sounds. for example car- he may think c-a-r but actually it is c-ar….. ar is a sound. 🙂 x

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    Jenny
    August 9, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Oh Katy what a great idea. I will be tuning in (tweet me please) as we never did phonics in the USA like you do in the UK and I want to teach B and help him learn starting school this year but I have no idea how to pronounce any of them properly how he should be doing it. Great idea. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Thank you Jenny, will definitely tweet you and hope it will help. xx

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    Everything Mummy
    August 11, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Love this idea it will be so helpful for me I am really trying to get the kids interested in learning to read now x

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      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Glad it was useful hun x

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