Lauri Hicks is the author of the Simply Phonics books. She is a homeschooling mother herself, who has studied many methods of teaching, one of which my personal favorite-Charlotte Mason. Here is what she wrote to me about this program:
"I used the McGuffy readers in my homeschool, I studied the Charlotte Mason method and many others. I searched methods to teach myyoungest and last two children. Before that, I bought curriculum that was so "busy, busy." I wanted something a little less troublesome --
no teacher's manuals, user friendly, and got the job done. Simply Phonicsis based on "what worked for my kids." I searched the really old programs and found some pictures and techniques and brought them up to date. It was a work in progress for several years. Simply Phonics can be used with any "method" you choose to use in your home or school."
I printed off the first 15 pages or so, took my two oldest boys outside and we started
working through the book. They loved it! Every letter has a key sentence, for example:
A-When baby wants an apple, he says /a/, and /a/a is the first sound of "apple."
The pictorial alphabet contains sweet old fashioned pictures, and then it leads into the
letter M-for Mother Cow. There is a little story about the mother cow, and you practice
saying the sound that mother cow makes. The whole E-book contains sweet pictures
and stories like that! I am delighted with it, and look forward to working through the
rest of it.
Book 1 includes: Letters A-Z, ck, ch, sh, ng, oo, ow, ou, oy, oi, ee, ss, ll, th, qu
There are three volumes of the Simply Phonics Books, and even if you do not
homeschool, this would be a useful tool to help your child learn their ABC and
phonetic blends better!
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