Date: Aug 15, 2012
I was shopping for my son's birthday goodie bags at Centerpoint, and I found this shop selling interesting and educational toys.
I found this "Reading Rods" and I think it will be useful for Jay Jay to learn about new words. He already study phonics at the pre-school, but they only focus on word but not a whole series of word ending with a certain phonics sound.
According to the store keeper, he said that a lot of teachers and enrichment centres actually uses this.
It is a bunch of phonics cubes.
And you suppose to forms the words by combining the cubes together.
So, you found a "w" and you found a "ash", and you combine both together is a WASH! So, I teach my boy what is ASH, then follow by adding a W in front to become a WASH. So, WASH the ASH away!
Here is Wind. "Ind" does not mean anything…
And take the "W" off and change it to a "M", it become "MIND".
I think this is a good tool for parents so that you can teach the kid how to spell too.
There is a whole lot of series there. So, I choose the GRADE 1 Reading Rods first. It has a set of 90 cubes of common phonics inside.