Using Technology to Teach Reading
Hello, readers! Thanks for visiting us again. All of us at Phonics Museum are glad to have you back. Did you know that technology can be a fun and effective way to help teach children to read? Phonics Museum was designed with that fact in mind!
Here are a few of the ways the technology of our app design is aiding your child’s reading journey:
- Tracing letters before writing them: Before your child is able to pick up a pencil and write letters on paper, Phonics Museum requires the repetitive, correct tracing of all 26 letters. Your child employs motor skills to trace the letters in the app which increases their familiarization of each letter’s shape for future writing of those letters with pencil and paper.
- Repetition of alphabetic structure and sounds: Every activity within the app focuses on continuous exposure to all 26 letters’ appearance and phonetic pronunciation. The activities build upon one another while increasing your child’s knowledge and confidence with letter recognition and pronunciation.
- Recurrent, cumulative exposure to new words: Phonics Museum begins to introduce words to your child in order to promote contextual learning. If a child can recognize and identify words within a book they’re reading, his/her comprehension of what he/she is reading will be more complete. The more we understand what we are reading, the more likely we are to enjoy it!
- Increased reading volume via digital books: As your child progresses in the app, he/she will read stories that are fun, imaginative and inclusive of the words he/she has been learning during the Phonics Museum reading journey. Additionally, as your child progresses in their homeschool, public or private education, using digital texts for schoolwork and homework will likely increase. The introduction to the use of digital books in Phonics Museum can likely help your child with their aptitude in future digital text usage.
- Easy-to-remember vocabulary songs: There’s power in songs! Kids just learning how to read are at an age wherein they love to sing and move. The catchy vocab songs used in the Phonics Museum can help your child learn and remember, reinforcing what he/she is doing online while he/she is singing the song offline!
- Interactive, learning games: Whether your child is a hands-on, visual or auditory learner, the interactive and immersive games within Phonics Museum will draw them into a learning adventure. The games are designed to reinforce and review all of the concepts he/she has learned during his/her use of the app. Our learning games are not passive entertainment, each one requires your child’s interaction with and recollection of the material he/she has recently learned in the app’s lessons for each level of play.
Are you curious to see these attributes in action? Then, what are you waiting for? Let’s start our reading journey together! Download the app and start your FREE TRIAL today and see how technology can support your child’s learning!