Children learn to love reading with the Phonics Museum.
READING K IS A YEAR-LONG COURSE FOR STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN.
Learning to read is easily one of the most important aspects of a child’s education. Many experiments with how to teach reading have been tried…and failed. A phonetic approach is easily the most successful way to teach the English language and reading, in particular. The Veritas approach includes a deep commitment to phonetic instruction, having the young learner read his first book quickly—only eight weeks in, actually—and fun. Children will learn handwriting and spelling along the way, too. The Phonics Museum, an award-winning Veritas product, serves as the core curriculum to support your efforts. The kindergarten program will cover all consonant sounds and short vowels. Available in You Teach format. Also available as an app.
The Veritas Approach to Reading
Learning to read is foundational, and it may be the most important educational skill a child will ever learn. How children learn to read will set a trajectory for life. Many adults attribute much of their success and enjoyment in life to their reading. It is important to inculcate not just skill at reading but also the love of reading. At Veritas we believe that a phonetic approach is the way a child should be taught to read. The process should also be fun. We want to capture children’s imaginations and enjoyment.
English is not like Chinese, where a child needs to learn a character for every word. Instead, English allows children to recognize and associate sounds of letters in the alphabet. They can decode or sound out words. Once a child masters letter sounds and sounds of blends they will be able to sound out any word they encounter.
We mentioned fun earlier. This is important. Some programs that teach reading phonetically require that children apply analytical skills as they learn to read. Linguists may enjoy such study, but not children. They want to read and want to do so as quickly as they can. Children this age are not developmentally ready to analyze. We believe that learning to read should be fun and efficient. It should cause children to ask for more. Books should become some of their best friends.
This is why our Phonics Museum includes readers, games, drills, and music. It is offered as an app and as a traditional workbook, hands-on approach. Both have been remarkably successful alone, but it’s ideal to use them together.