Book Title: Fast Phonics Letter Cartoons: Fun for preschoolers, kindergartners and first graders
Publisher: Homeschool How-To's
Author: Renee R. Ellison
Now a young child can learn letter sounds easily, using the Fast Phonics letter cartoons. Why is it so easy? Because the clue to the letter SOUND is hidden in the letter SHAPE. The key to the letter is hidden in plain sight! Learning the correct SOUND of letters, NOT their alphabet NAMES at first, eliminates confusion and speeds up the reading process. Learning these carefully crafted sound/ symbol/ letter cartoons gives your child “right-now” first step success. These pictures create a memory hook so strong, the child gains almost instant recall. Captured by these whimsical letter images, children have begged to do them again and again. 48 pages, 8 1/2 x 11” softcover. This is a good supplement to the 180-page
Fast Phonics book—or a good precursor to that. This is what the Letter Cartoons book contains: 1. Why they work—and how to use them [this is the basic overview and user instructions; 2 pages] 2. a-z letter cartoons (each on its own page) 3. Plain letter charts for testing your young child’s phonetic sound recognition 4. Tracing charts (these have starting dots and arrows) for teaching a child how to trace a letter 5. Two pages of first words 6. Two pages of 2-letter words
What is the difference between the two Fast Phonics books? This preschool book only teaches the beginning phonetic sounds, and your child will only be able to read two-letter words after that. The other day we saw a young child flipping through the pages of this book (he took this on himself, of his own accord; he chose it instead of the scores of children’s books around him), reading and saying the letters—which are full size in this book (they are 6 to a page in the full book). The full Fast Phonics book, on the other hand, teaches all of the skills necessary for reading. Some parents buy BOTH—because the cartoon letters are jumbo size in the little preschool book and are much more FUN to encounter for the first time—but it is not NECESSARY to begin that way. The same cartoon letters are in the bigger book—just far smaller than in the preschool book.