at Frank Love
The preschoolers at Frank Love are
bursting with excitement. They are learning about letters and sounds
through a fun program called "Zoo-phonics".
of Zoo-phonics, Georgene Bradshaw, Irene Clark, and Charlene Wrighton,
believe in capturing the "wild in the child" and directing
that energy into learning. The children use their eyes, ears, mouths,
and bodies to learn. Each of the letters has an animal friend (associated
with the individual letter) and a "signal" (action)
to go with it, to help them learn and retain the letters and sounds.
practice the alphabet as a whole, a-z, using all the auditory,
visual, and kinesthetic modalities at once. It is incredibly fun
to teach and
it is highly motivating to children.
Here are some suggestions
as to how to use this website to enhance learning at home. I would
highly recommend visiting the
Zoo-phonics website for
parents (see link) for further explanation of this program, and
to check out their products. There is an excellent "Parent
help reinforce learning at home that parents and grandparents have
enjoyed using with their children.