There are a number of daycare centres in the Perth area but not all of them provide the same level of beginning education that children need to get ahead. We believe that it is important for young children to learn the proper skills to build the foundation that will carry them through kindergarten and through the rest of their schooling. One of the best ways to do this is to get them started with language skills and the Jolly Phonics program does just this.
It’s All in the Songs
Jolly Phonics is a program designed to introduce children of day care age to phonics and language and is used in some early education systems in Perth and beyond. The secret to its success lies in the songs it contains that make learning fun and engaging. These catchy tunes not only present the building blocks of language in a light-hearted way, but the activities they are coupled with also make learning easy for the child. That is why we find it a great resource to use with our children and it can also be used at home.
The Advantage of Early Phonics
While it may seem premature to teach children about things like phonemes and graphemes at such an early age, there are clear advantages to doing so. First off, these kinds of skills, on their level, are essential to learning how to read and write, which they would be learning soon anyways. A program such as Jolly Phonics simply introduces these concepts early on so that later learning will come easier. This will make the transition into kindergarten much smoother and easier for both children and their parents.
A Head Start
Jolly Phonics is a great program for introducing very young children to the basics of the written word. It is not only educational enough to provide them with an early start, but its engaging songs make this learning fun.
We now use this system at each childcare centre in the Perth area. For more information about this, please call our Carlisle centre at +61 (08) 9472 4702, Bertram centre at +61 (08) 9419 1844 or St James centre at +61 (08) 9358 4673.