Story Frog classes take place at Kerry Writers’ Museum every Friday from 10.30 am to 12 noon. Story Frog is an original phonics and literacy preschool class which aims to support parents and caregivers in teaching their children early reading and writing skills through play. Classes are imaginative, exciting and provide children with awe and wonder experiences through glitter filled, fun and inspiring activities.
Price – €7 per child per session drop in or book in advance. Sibling discount €10 for a child plus a sibling.
What is Phonics?
Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading to help children develop all the other vital reading skills and hopefully give them a real love of reading. Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes. Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes that make up each word. Learning phonics will help children learn to read and spell. Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of letters and letter combinations will help a child decode words as he/she reads. Knowing phonics will also help children know which letters to use as they write words.
About the teacher: Maria
As a mum of 2 children I understand how essential it is to stimulate growth & development from a young age. Incorporating my lifelong passion for Books & Crafting, I am delighted to be introducing The Story Frog, both educational & fun way to learn Phonics ,as well empowering parents to aid there child in developing the skills………….LET THE FUN BEGIN!!!!