Did you know that it’s a lot easier for a child to learn to read and write starting from the SOUNDS (phonemes) of the letters instead of their names? Instead of teaching the classic ay-bee-cee we teach the SOUNDS that the letter makes in the word. Also, by focusing on the sounds first instead of the letters, we make it a sensorial experience, which is the way kids learn better… through their senses!
This is how I taught all my little students to read and write for 8 years in Marbella, and I’ve been teaching Oliver and Emily the same way (+ the magic of Montessori). It makes a huge difference!