Letter Recognition and Phonic Sounds
Below you will find our phonic shape chart that shows how we group the letters and introduce them to our students. Each image shows a mouth shape with the black lines showing the lips, the red line showing the tongue and the green dot representing the actual sound of the letter. For example on the first phonic shape image below you will see that the mouth is open and the sound comes from the back of the throat - say the "a" sound like in apple, or the "e" sound like in elephant, "i" in inch, etc...for each of our letters there is a mouth shape represented below.
As we introduce language to the children learning to read at Fremont Kid's Academy we group the letters into groups that all have the same mouth shape.
Each week we present a different set of letters and we study items that start with those letters so that the children get practice using the sounds of the letters and connecting it to the letter they are learning to recognize.
This all seems very serious but when we are hopping around saying "hu hu hop" it sure seems like just fun.