Teaching children to read is less about making them memorize rules and more about giving them the tools they need to sound out and spell any word they encounter. By using a multisensory phonics method, you can break the code of reading by introducing your child to the seventy phonograms of the English language. But, as author and grandmother Mary Jo Nyssen knows full well, there is a secret ingredient that is essential to the mix: humor!
An Amazing Circus of Phonograms: Act I introduces children to twenty-two phonograms, all of which are made of two or more letters. Rather than simply list them off, Nyssen weaves the information into silly stories featuring colorful illustrations.
For example, as kids read the comical tales of Countess Mouse’s escape, Courtney Cat’s poultry, Louis Cougar’s soup, and Douglas and his mischievous cousin, they will discover that the astounding letter duo “ou” can make four separate sounds.
Take your child on a learning adventure you’ll both enjoy, and watch as your young reader begins to grasp how to unlock the mystery of the English language.
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