What is Pre-Phonics?
Each letter of the alphabet has a basic sound and this sound changes as it merges with others, to form the many (many!) sounds of the English language. Learning to identify the sounds is initially easy and gets more complex as children take on more challenges – so it’s important to get an early start!
At Kspace we believe that our youngest children are incredibly capable learners and it’s never too early to start a gentle introduction to literacy. A very careful approach must be adopted with our youngest children and our aim is to light the spark of interest and work within the boundaries of their curiosity.
This course is FUN fun FUN! At Kspace we have designed a programme that makes learning something that can appeal to children of any age, and even our youngest children become absorbed in and crazy about phonics….without even realizing they are phonics!
We have put together all the funkiest elements and a package that really works for toddlers. The pace and duration of the class suits their energy levels and keeps them fully attentive throughout the hour. The class begins with a stimulating movement time, filled with music and fun games which will have the children learning phonics in a whole new and amazing way! Yoga, giant letter hunts, and freeze games are all part of the movement routine.
After our workout we move to our colourful and exciting craft. Through arts and crafts the children can associate the letter sound with something they have created, which makes remembering the sounds much easier, and provides them with a weekly accomplishment to hang up at home! We finish up the class with a bit of age appropriate letter writing practice; for example molding letters with clay, writing into sand, and giant chalk are all exciting ways to get the kids excited about writing. The aim of this programme is to teach our littlest learners that phonics is fun, and to give them positive ideas of literacy that they can take with them all throughout school!