Wednesday, October 14, 2015

{31 for 21} Phonics.

According to basically everyone, sight-reading (recognizing words) comes more easily than phonics (sounding out words) for children with Down syndrome.

So of course, I'm teaching Ellie phonics.  My reason is very simple - they learn phonics at school.  We also work a little bit on sight words, but not a ton.  Ellie can read "Ellie," "mom," "dad," "Caroline," "up," and a few other random words.

Thanks to preschool and the flashcards I mentioned yesterday, Ellie has learned her letters and sounds (at least the short vowel sounds.)

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