Little Adventures Preschool uses The Amazing Action Alphabet created by See Hear Do Company in Tot School and Preschool A. I absolutely love what Esther has created and have seen great results. As a new teacher (all those years ago) I was in charge of 1st and 2nd grade classrooms. Every year I'd struggle with how to best teach the children that didn't know the alphabet sounds and/or how to use the letters to sound out the most basic words.
There are MANY beginning readers available on the market, however all of them dive right in with an expectation that students already know the ABC's of reading. This is not helpful. Reading is a skill that takes a lot of practice and years to develop. The Amazing Action Alphabet gives teachers and parents the resources to easily teach a young child the alphabet letter names and sounds and how to blend those sounds together. All of my preschoolers (age 4 by the end of the school year) know what reading is, know the majority of the letter sounds, and are therefore able to read.
Now, that may sound like a high and mighty task, and it is, but let me clarify. We're not reading novels. We don't even have a huge reading vocabulary. But we can sound out 3 and 4 letter words that have short vowels and single consonant sounds (no digraphs like 'sh' or 'th' or a soft 'g' that sounds like a 'j'). We also have some familiarity with sight words (words like "the" that can't be sounded out). This is truly the building blocks of reading. Only after we understand what reading is are we able to learn more in depth phonics and expand our reading abilities. That's where all the beginning readers on the market come in.
This is a phenomenal program that really is empowering children to take control of their learning. I've been preparing my preschool curriculum so that other families at home and small classrooms around the world can empower successful children. You'll want all of the resources from the Amazing Action Alphabet to achieve greatness and today is your lucky day because one lucky reader will win the Amazing Action Alphabet flip chart!
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Scroll down and click on the +1 under "Enter to Win". You can get 2 entries! 1st, let us know who you'd use the flip book with and why you're excited about it. 2nd, like See Hear Do on Facebook!
UPDATE: Readers who are interested in buying Amazing Action Alphabet materials can get a 20% discount by using the code 11131971 at checkout! How awesome is that?
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*Disclaimer: I have been given a free copy of this product as well as one to share with a lucky reader. All opinions are my own. I truly believe that this product could help so many children enter the reading world in a successful way.