September 23, 2010 § 2 Comments
Little Miss A has been going to nursery since she was 8 months old. Purely because I have to work. When she turned three, she came home with a “sounds folder” which is basically a sheet of letters that nursery encourage the children to learn one by one.
Little Miss A was eager to learn her sounds so we have been encouraging it over the last two months. I would never push my daughter to learn anything she didn’t want to but as she actually asks to do her sounds we have been playing sound games every day.
Yesterday she came home from nursery with a sheet of five three letter words. I was amazed as she has flown through her sounds for each letter and has now moved onto words.
Part of me thinks she is too young to be learning how to spell and read words, but the other part of me understands that if she wants to learn I should go with it as she will get a great start for school next year.
Do you encourage your children to learn sounds and words?