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HOME READING PROGRAM
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The Alphabet

With the Home Reading Program, parents singing the ABC Song and reciting the alphabet for their baby is the first step on the pathway towards reading. Singing to the baby and playing good music is a powerful tool for brain development and developing the baby's hearing. Learning to distinguish sounds is a major milestone for a baby. The Alphabet Song lays a solid foundation for phonemic awareness, which is the ability to hear the sounds that letters and certain combinations of letters, called phonograms, represent. Singing the ABC Song and reciting the alphabet to a baby stimulates his curiosity and interest in the alphabet flashcards, which, when used according to the instructions will uncover the mystery of the alphabet and lead to reading.

UPPERCASE AND LOWERCASE LETTERS
Alphabet flashcards are double-sided. One side shows the upper-case (capital) letters and the other side shows the lowercase (small letters). After showing the uppercase letters and lowercase letters separately three times, show the uppercase and lowercase letters together three more times by turning the flashcards around and showing the child both sides of the flashcards. As you name the letter say whether it is upper case or lower case.

The program then moves on to the Beginning Phonograms (see below), which depict the letter sounds, called phonemes, that the letters of the alphabet represent.

Continue singing the ABC song and the child will eventually learn to sing it by himself. He will have a basic foundation of letter sounds, which sounds are contained within the very names of the letters. With knowledge of the sounds, or phonemic awareness, words can then be decoded.

In addition, the child who knows his ABCs will be able to master alphabetical order. Instructions are included with the flashcards.

Phonograms with Words

Phonograms are symbols consisting of letters representing certain sounds called phonemes, however, the names of the phonograms are not the names of the letters that the phonograms consist of. The names of the phonograms are the same as the sounds, or phonemes, associated with the phonograms. With each phonogram flashcard there is a word for each phoneme (or sound the phonogram represents).

In addition, the phonogram being shown stands out in the word, and words are selected so that the child will have an easier time of decoding them when the word is first presented. Instructions are included.

Magenta Phonograms

The colored phonograms are colored magenta, and words accompany the phonograms. All of the alphabet phonograms from "a" to "z", are presented before showing the accompanying word flashcards. The phonogram being learned stands out in the word because it is also colored magenta, while the other letters of the word are black. Words are selected so that the child will have an easier time of decoding them when the word is first presented.

BEGINNING PHON0GRAMS WITH WORDS
These are the alphabet phonograms. Some letters of the alphabet have more than one phoneme (letter sound). Flashcards are double-sided and each letter-sound, called phoneme, has its own phonogram flashcard with a word on the other side, totaling 41 flashcards with one flashcard for each phoneme.

INTERMEDIATE PHON0GRAMS WITH WORDS
Intermediate phonograms contain two or more letters that combined have one sound only. Flashcards are double-sided with the phonogram on one side and the word on the other side.

ADVANCED PHON0GRAMS WITH WORDS
Advanced phonograms contain two or more letters combined that have two or more sounds for the same phonogram. Each phoneme, or sound the phonogram represents, has its own flashcard with phonogram and word.

Black Phonograms

For those without a color printer the phonograms are colored black. All of the alphaabet phonograms, from "a" to "z", are presented before showing the accompanying word flashcards. The phonogram being learned stands out in the word because it is also colored black, while the other letters of the word are gray. Words are selected so that the child will have an easier time of decoding them when the word is first presented. Instructions are included with the flashcards.

BEGINNING PHON0GRAMS WITH WORDS
These are alphabet phonograms. Flashcards are double-sided and each letter-sound, called phoneme, has its own flashcard with a word on the other side, totaling 41 flashcards, with one flashcard for each phoneme.

INTERMEDIATE PHON0GRAMS WITH WORDS
Intermediate phonograms contain two or more letters that combined have one sound only. Flashcards are double-sided with the phonogram on one side and the word on the other side.

ADVANCED PHON0GRAMS WITH WORDS
Advanced phonograms contain two or more letters combined that have two or more sounds for the same phonogram. Each phoneme, or phonogram sound, has its own flashcard with phonogram and word.

Word Flashcards

These words are the same as the words that accompany the Phonograms with Words Flashcards, and they are used together with the Phonograms with Words Flashcards. All of the letters in these word flashcards are uniformly colored black. Soon after the child is given a phonogram and shown the accompanying word containing the stand-out phonogram, he should be given the same word, again, shown with all black letters. With the stand-out phonograms the focus is mainly upon the primary phonogram being learned in the word, where with the black lettered words the main emphasis is placed upon decoding the entire word. Instructions are included.

BEGINNING WORD CARDS

INTERMEDIATE WORD CARDS

ADAVANCED WORD CARDS

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LINK TO PHONICS WEBSITES

If you are looking for a good phonics program, you should be able to find just what you are looking for by clicking on this LINK.

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HOME MATH PROGRAM

Math Diamonds help the child develop the ability to perceive numbers. Child development specialists say numbers perception should be introduced before introducing numerals. If you show the child pictures of objects, such as diamonds or dots, and say the numeral, the child will know what it means when you introduce the numerals. He will know how many numbers comprise one or five or ten.

The diamonds are randomly placed because it is recommended by child brain development specialist Glenn Doman that in order to develop numbers perception objects should be randomly placed, as otherwise the child would be memorizing patterns and would not be truly learning to perceive how many objects there were on a page. Doman says that individuals who have developed numbers perception can look at a field of cattle and tell you how many head there are in the field without counting them.

Glenn Doman says that 'dots' are his copyrighted material, so I have no dots to ofer, only diamonds which willwork the same.

MATH DIAMONDS
•  Recommended for babies. Child learns perception of numbers.
•  These flashcards should be shown before presenting numeral flashcards.
•  Color: Magenta
•  Instructions are included.

MATH DIAMONDS
•  Recommended for babies. Child learns perception of numbers.
•  These flashcards should be shown before presenting numeral flashcards.
•  Color: black
•  Instructions are included.



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