LEAP FROG PHONICS DVD

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LEAP FROG PHONICS DVD

Postby sunset_dae » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:42 am

Hi

I just bought this dvd from Amazon.
However when i played the disc, i discovered that there are 2 alphabets which the prounication is different from what my boy has been learning in his school

LETTER F
In Leapfrog, it is prounced as "FIN" but in sch the teacher teacher as "Fur"

LETTER L
In Leapfrog, it is prounced as "O" but in sch the teacher read it as "Ler"

Which is the correct one?

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Postby MMM » Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:37 am

Yes, I realised that too... When I asked the older kids, they told me leap frog is wrong.

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Postby tamarind » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:18 am

Leapfrog is correct.

Please refer to www.starfall.com.
The L sound in leapfrog is "ULLLL", not O. The F sound is also not FIN. Perhaps you can wear ear phones to listen to it more clearly.


Some explanations taken from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2F%3Fie%3DUTF8%26ref_%3Dgno%255Flogo&tag=kiaspare-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957">www.amazon.com</a>:
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TKUXUC?ie=UTF8&tag=kiaspare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TKUXUC">http://www.amazon.com/LeapFrog-Factory-Roy-Allen-Smith/dp/B001TKUXUC/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t</a>

A. Zingelmann says:
Actually, the LeapFrog company has it correctly. The reason the "L" and "R" sound are taught that way is because it helps children avoid adding extra sounds to their letters. I taught first grade for many years and worked with READING RECOVERY, which is a wonderful program that helps at risk readers in the classroom. Many teachers and parents end of teaching their children the sounds with an "a" sounds attached to the end of it without realizing it. Like "pa" or "da". If you really look at the sound "UHL", it actually helps a child stretch out the word correctly. Otherwise, they end up saying "LA" which just confuses children and it adds an unnecessary sound. They did their research and some adults really need to look at the latest research. (I had to learn it the new way as well - and I saw much more positive results from it!)



Lindsay Williams says:

The letter sounds for L and R are not "completely wrong." They are actually completely right. I am a first grade teacher and it is a common mistake for parents to teach their children that L says "Luh" and R says "Ruh." "ul"isten to yourself when you say a word beginning with L. Listen well. ul-isten. See? Now try it the way you think it should be. Luh. Luh-isten. It doesn't flow that way. L is not supposed to be taught with the extra vowel sound behind it. It teaches children to chop their words up. Learning it correctly... "ulll" teaches them how to continually flow through the word without chopping it up. Same thing with the R. Listen to yourself saying a word that begins with R. Try "Read". "er"ead or "ruh"ead.

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Postby sunset_dae » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:43 pm

thanks tamarind
i thought i bought the wrong pdt for my son!

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Postby krazy » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:05 am

the Leapfrog series is a brilliant product! :)

My girl learned all the phonics from there and when she started her nursery class where phonics were taught, her teachers were impressed that she already knew them.

hee.

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Postby Blessedmum » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:18 am

Where can I buy these Leap Frog DVDs besides online?

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Postby jerejoy » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:04 am

Blessedmum wrote:Where can I buy these Leap Frog DVDs besides online?


Hi,

Maybe u can check from the Singapore motherhood forum, sometimes they do have some spree on it. But they will be more expensive than online. U can apply Vpost and u can buy from amazon or barnes n nobles and ship them to Singapore. It is cheaper this way.

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Postby foreverj » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:21 pm

yup, can testify to the effectiveness of this product. my dd also learnt all the phonics from this dvd. the few confusions i noted are like "a" and "e" which the sounds did not come across as distinctly different. other than that, its really quite good.

for those on a budget, can borrow from library. free :)

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Postby JHJC » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:03 pm

Hi
you might also want to check out The Word Machine. There are 2 volumes and my children love it too.
I bot it from Toy r Us.

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Postby Blessedmum » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:24 pm

Thanks parents.... I'll try them.

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