READING & RIDING-the concept
READING AND RIDING the concept
Learning to read and learning to drive are in many ways similar and the parallels are easily explained to kids.
Children understand cars and roads: one-way streets, two-way streets, intersections, and lights.
Parents remember how much easier learning to drive on one-way streets was than two-way streets and the difficulty, fear, and even panic at intersections.
It is easiest to drive on a one way street because it is less confusing. There are only cars behind you whearas on a two way street you have to worry about the cars coming aty you. And intersections are even worse. You have to worry about cars coming from a number of different directions.
If each and every letter of the alphabet is conceptualized as a type of street we can divide the letters into one-way letters, two-way letters and intersections letters. It is easier to learn one way letters than two-way letters just like it is easier to drive on one way streets than two way streets.
one way letters are those that can be pronounced only one way
Two-way letters can be pronounced two ways.
Intersection letters can be pronounced more than two ways.
So we start reading by learning the one-way letters because they are easier and then learn two-way letters and finally intersection letters