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"The word phonics refers to the relationship between the letters that we see in written words and the sounds that we hear when those words are spoken." - ABC Mouse
Phonics Questions and Answers
1. What is phonics?
The word phonics refers to the relationship between the letters that we see in written words and the sounds that we hear when those words are spoken. For example, knowing that the letter b usually makes the "b" sound, as in baby, is an aspect of phonics, as is knowing that the letter a can stand for a few different sounds.
2. How does ABCmouse.com help kids learn to read though phonics?
ABCmouse.com's phonics curriculum helps kids learn to read through phonics-based games, books, puzzles, art activities, songs, and printables.
3. What does the ABCmouse.com phonics curriculum include?
The ABCmouse.com phonics curriculum includes letter names and sounds, short and long vowel sounds, word families, and sounding out simple words.
4. What types of phonics books does ABCmouse.com offer?
Our phonics books include the Basics Letter Books series, with a separate book for each letter of the alphabet, as well as a set of books about the short and long vowel sounds and a set of eleven word family-based Beginning Reader books, such as The Hen in the Pen and To Run is Fun!.
5. In addition to phonics and reading, what other subjects does ABCmouse.com teach kids?
ABCmouse.com offers more than 3,000 games, books, puzzles, songs and art activities that teach preschool and kindergarten math, science, social studies, music, and art
6. Has ABCmouse.com received any awards for its Phonics?
ABCmouse.com has earned the 2011 Parents' Choice GOLD Award, 2011 Mom's Choice GOLD Award, 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Web Development Award from The Web Marketing Association, and the 2010 Editor's Choice Award from Children's Technology Review.
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