An Early Reading Adventure: Part IV

The next technique we used to learn the sound system was music and rhythm. We tapped out the letter, sound and key word to a beat she made on her leg. Last technique and the most successful for my daughter was a technique where I used letter people and created letter relationships. I used this to help her remember vowel combinations. For example, “aw” and “au” look lovingly at each other because they love the one sound they make together. However, the “I” in “igh” is angry and glares at the “g” and “h” because he has to drag them around. In his opinion, they do nothing. My daughter loves these stories and can recite all of them. My daughter is a social person so the relationship of the letters helped her to remember them. Even though she benefitted from each technique, it was easy to see her learning preferences and in the end using all the techniques proved to be the most helpful.

Published by Kai Long

Kai currently lives in MA and is interested in collaborating with others to develop a deeper understanding of our speech and language needs.