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    is this a good way for kid to learn phonics?

    Dear all,

    I just got this clip from youtube, it is a phonics song, only pronounce the consonant sounds without vowel sounds, do you think it is a good way for kid to learn the sound of english?

    Phonics Alphabet ABC Song



    YouTube - ‪Phonics Alphabet ABC Song‬‏

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    Re: is this a good way for kid to learn phonics?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Dear all,

    I just got this clip from youtube, it is a phonics song, only pronounce the consonant sounds without vowel sounds, do you think it is a good way for kid to learn the sound of english?

    Phonics Alphabet ABC Song



    YouTube - ‪Phonics Alphabet ABC Song‬‏

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    Well, I already watched that video. I think your kids would learn the phonics in the wrong way unless you know how to teach them.By the way, do you know phonetics? In that case, you could teach them in that way. Or I'd suggest getting a phonetics teacher or native speaker to teach your child. Nonetheless, you can give it a shot!

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    Re: is this a good way for kid to learn phonics?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Dear all,

    I just got this clip from youtube, it is a phonics song, only pronounce the consonant sounds without vowel sounds, do you think it is a good way for kid to learn the sound of english?

    Phonics Alphabet ABC Song


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    No, it's extremely limited.
    Firstly, the consonants aren't always pronounced the same - eg, 'c' isn't always /k/, 'g' isn't always /g/.
    The vowels and consonants don't give all the sounds of English, for example, 'th', 'sh', tsh' ... don't exist in the alphabet.

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    Re: is this a good way for kid to learn phonics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, it's extremely limited.
    Firstly, the consonants aren't always pronounced the same - eg, 'c' isn't always /k/, 'g' isn't always /g/.
    The vowels and consonants don't give all the sounds of English, for example, 'th', 'sh', tsh' ... don't exist in the alphabet.
    That's true. Your explanation is pretty clear. why didn't I think of that?
    Last edited by DontBanMe; 24-May-2011 at 12:39.

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