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Does anyone know any good video that teach phonics?

My son is 22 months old. He can read more than 350 sight words. but when he see a new word he doesn’t know how to pronounce it. So I want to teach him phonics and how to decode a word. I don’t know where to start. can you share how you teach your kids and what materials do you use to teach your kids.

  • Amanda
    Mar 17

    I'm really sorry if this sounds judgy but why not do it the old fashioned way? With my son when we find a new word we spell it out letter by letter and what sounds each letter makes then we practice putting it together into a word. We started small with some of his Suess books. (Hop on Pop) so U says uh P says puh then he puts them together Up Pup now we try and we work through random words we see when we are out. My son is 26 mo and still has no patience for videos he would rather read but this is what we have been doing to work on phonics.

  • Charry
    Mar 17

    How does one even start with sight words? She’s good with pictures and recognition and will call them out correctly. But she finds sight words boring. She seems to be an auditory learner. She’s 24 months.

  • Ivy
    Mar 18

    We use all sorts of things in our home. Knowing sight words is super impressive for a child not even 2 yet, and know that amount is incredible! My first did very will with just letter blocks, foam letters, magnets, and each time, I would sound the letter to him. He learned the upper/lower cases and phonics altogether. It really helped to do one letter a day consistently, while generally sounding out all the others whenever he would play. I also wrote the letters on a White board for him or a piece of paper and would ask him what sound the letter makes and we’d sound it out together. This method doesn’t work with my second, who is really not into formal learning. We also let him watch Super Why on PBS, and Alphablocks from YouTube. He was able to read 3 letter words at 2 years old and began to learn sight words at 3.

  • Romeo
    Mar 21

    How did you him started with reading?

  • hometraim
    Mar 22

    when he was 5 months old i begin to teach him uppercase alphabet and number 1-10. when he was 9 months old i begin to teach him lowercase alphabet. when he was 18 months old he can say all uppercase and lowercase alphabet but he still can not say the alphabet in orders until he is 21 months old. now he can sing the whole ABC song and count 0-29. when he was 17 months old I begin to each him 2 letter words. after he know how to read all 2 letter words, I begin to each him three letter words then 4 letter word and then 5 letter words. he learned lots of sight words from the sight words videos by himself. some people say their children don’t like to watch sight words video because it’s boring but my son love it. he always repeat the words from the video. I read books to my son everyday. I begin to read books to him when he was a few months old. sometimes when i read the books to him. he can follow me read the books a little bit.

  • Charry
    Mar 22

    Yeah we are pretty much on the same track then. She recognizes her letters and numbers. I’m just stumped about how to string the letters for reading. We also did a lot of phonics. Ba be bi bo bu. Ca ce Ci co cu. but have no idea about stringing letters together. Thanks for the tips!

  • Ivy
    Mar 22

    We spell out words a lot. Mostly basic words that follow phonics easily. I made alphabet flash cards and we’ll spell out words together. Like “bat”. My dialogue: let’s spell “bat”. What letter makes the “buh” sound? Can you find it? Now what letter makes the “ah” sound? And so forth. Then when we have lined up the letters, I point with him and sound out each of the letters then underline the whole word with my finger and say the word and have him say it. “Buh, ah, tuh— says, bat”