5 parent tips to get the most out of Hooked on Phonics for your child.
October 10, 2017Hooked on Phonics
Begin at the beginning. Start your child on Step 1. That’s the only way to be sure your child knows all of the sounds (phonemes) and words he will need to know in order to read. Plus, it gives him a boost of self-confidence by starting on a level that may be a little bit easy for him.
- Practice makes perfect! Hooked on Phonics is a comprehensive learn-to-read program. It was designed to make kids WANT to play the games, listen to (and sing!) the songs, and read the eBooks multiple times. The more they play it, the more they will learn.
- Make it work for you. If you’re anything like the rest of us, you’re always on the go. We sometimes get caught up in thinking that if we can’t do something important (like doing a reading app with our children) every day, we shouldn’t do it at all. But Hooked on Phonics was designed with busy families in mind. You’ll be amazed what as little as 20 minutes a day can do!
- Celebrate success! Your child thrives on praise from you. Encourage your child to read the eBooks aloud to parents, grandparents, friends, family members . . . even your dog! Learning to read is a huge accomplishment. The more your child practices reading aloud, the more fluent he will become. Showing interest in your child’s achievements tells him that reading is important to you and you are proud of her accomplishments.
- Encourage creativity. The Trophy Room in the app was designed as places for kids to let their creative juices flow! In the Trophy Room, kids customize their own reward.