Learning about phonics, (the relationship between the sounds of a language and the letters of a language), is paramount to a child’s academic and personal development. While reading is an integral part of everyone’s life, the process of learning how to read is just as important. Here are four reasons why we believe phonics are essential to your child’s growth!
1. Reading Exercises the Brain
Practicing to read helps your little one build new neural connections in the brain. Reading and writing help to reinforce learning how to speak a language and allow children to recognize issues they may be struggling with. Through reading, children practice repetition and are able to cement different words and concepts. If your little one is looking to improve their reading skills, we have Readers Theater, Alphabet and Phonics, and many other classes that will benefit your child in multiple ways! Each class allows your child to learn new concepts while engaging with their peers and creating invaluable connections with their BumoTeacher!
2. Builds Patience and Concentration
Learning about reading and phonics can be a daunting process for children, and while it may be frustrating at times, it’s greatly beneficial to help build their patience and concentration while learning new things. Encountering new material helps your child’s mind to expand and also boosts their confidence when they’re confronted with unfamiliar concepts in the future. There are countless phonics books available for children that are designated for different ages and will hopefully make this process less intimidating!
3. Helps Kids Be Empathetic and Increase Creativity
The act of reading itself is one of the best teachers for young and old minds alike. Children are usually facing screens during the majority of the day, so perusing through a book is the perfect respite! They can learn countless lessons, morals, and values through what they read, so make sure to select books that you think will be the right fit for your child. Our Reading Superstar class is ideal for kids ages 5-6 and equips them with reading comprehension skills and helps them to improve their reading overall.
4. Improves Vocabulary and Knowledge of Language
Most people use a similar vocabulary in their day-to-day so it’s important to expose your child to multiple different outlets in terms of phonics and vernacular. With enough repetition, children will learn to understand the meaning of different words and begin to see patterns between word structures and how to interpret them. Having an increased vocabulary will be greatly advantageous to your child as they progress through their educational journey and beyond.
Learning about phonics can be a very exciting and engaging process for your child and we have plenty of resources that can help! Our Learning Program will help your little one improve various skills across different subjects with 4-6 age-specific lessons, interactive videos, and unplugged activities. We also have multiple Live Classes that can help your child learn new reading skills! With some encouragement and accessibility to helpful materials, the process of improving phonics and reading skills will be tons of fun for your little one!