Comparing Pre-school English Reading and Phonics Enrichment

Discussions on tuition centres/enrichment services that specialise in English.

Which is your preferred Pre-school English Enrichment Programme?

British Council
56
10%
Growing Up Gifted Reading & Writing English
22
4%
I Can Read
150
27%
iCreativeLearner
58
10%
Kumon
18
3%
Lorna Whiston
49
9%
Monsters Under The Bed
1
0%
Mrs Sam's Learning Formula
10
2%
Philosophy Cove
1
0%
Phonics Read
12
2%
Zoo-Phonics
44
8%
Jolly Phonics
12
2%
Letterland Phonics
12
2%
Morris Allen English Language Programmes
11
2%
Montessori Phonics
40
7%
LCentral (ex Literacy Circle)
58
10%
 
Total votes : 554

Comparing Pre-school English Reading and Phonics Enrichment

Postby kaitlynangelica » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:41 am

Hi,

has anyone tried the I can read programme?
Is it effective?

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Re: I can read programme

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:58 pm

kaitlynangelica wrote:Hi,

has anyone tried the I can read programme?
Is it effective?


Hi kaitlynangelica, I assume you are referring to the I Can Read System. I have not used it myself, but apparently it is quite well received by people who have tried it, and there are some who believe it has helped their children to read within a few months. It is essentially a phonics programme, and is more suitable for children above the age of 3.5yrs old. An alternative is the Lorna Whiston programme.

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Re: I can read programme

Postby kaitlynangelica » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:33 pm

Hi Cheif kiasu,

I understand that there are many centres. Is there a particular one thatpp are refering to?

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Re: I can read programme

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:48 pm

kaitlynangelica wrote:Hi Cheif kiasu,

I understand that there are many centres. Is there a particular one thatpp are refering to?


The main ones I hear about are Kovan, Chu Chu Kang, and Jurong East. But you are right, there are so many branches out there so you need to be careful. Why not choose the one most convenient for you and go down to verify that the teachers are really ang mohs?
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English Reading and Phonics Enrichment Courses

Postby chixchix » Sun May 18, 2008 7:38 pm

Any mummy has child in Phonics Read..my boy in Jurong West centre,,just wanna get some feedback. thanks!!!

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Phonics Read

Postby ChiefKiasu » Sun May 18, 2008 9:37 pm

I appreciate that you are excited about Phonics Read, and want to get fast feedback, but one post in the right forum would have done the trick. I have removed the other postings you made in the other forums.

Phonics Read appear to go by 2 names in Singapore:
Phonics Read & Services Pte. Ltd.
and Amazing Phonics Read & Spell (in collaboration with i3 Singapore Post)

These 2 appear to be operated by the same group of people. They claim that children can learn up to 500 words in 6 lessons (1.5 months). They also appear to have a regional presence in KL and even Yangon.

Their services appear to be quite similar to the more established I Can Read programme.

Personally speaking, given a choice, I would be more comfortable going with the I Can Read programme.
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I Can Read or Phonics

Postby guiltymummy » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:28 am

[Moderator's Note: Threads merged]

Any feedback for I Can Read at Orchard or Novena?

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Phonics Read

Postby guiltymummy » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:52 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:I appreciate that you are excited about Phonics Read, and want to get fast feedback, but one post in the right forum would have done the trick. I have removed the other postings you made in the other forums.

Phonics Read appear to go by 2 names in Singapore:
Phonics Read & Services Pte. Ltd.
and Amazing Phonics Read & Spell (in collaboration with i3 Singapore Post)

These 2 appear to be operated by the same group of people. They claim that children can learn up to 500 words in 6 lessons (1.5 months). They also appear to have a regional presence in KL and even Yangon.

Their services appear to be quite similar to the more established I Can Read programme.

Personally speaking, given a choice, I would be more comfortable going with the I Can Read programme.



Chief Kiasu,

I would like to hear yr opinion, my K1 gal have short attention span. She sometimes answer my question without thinking, thus giving the wrong answer. When I repeat my question again, she will know she gave the wrong answer so she will think before answer. What method should I use on her? which should I enrol for my K1 gal, Phonics & reading or I Can Read programme? Pls advise.

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Re: Phonics Read

Postby chixchix » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:13 pm

my k1 boy also when ask questions,at times he likes to shoot without thinking so I think the only thing to do would be to just advise kids to think first then answer..after all they are so young

anyways my son has attended 6 lessons at Phonics Read ..now he can read 60% and I think its a good improvement ..previously cant read at all.

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Re: Phonics Read

Postby kaitlynangelica » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:51 pm

chix chix,

60% means what? Can he go beyond 2 and 3 -letter words?

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