• Jessica Frost

FaceTime is Helping my Child to Read!

Updated: Jan 16, 2018

FaceTime is teaching my child to recognize letters! Nicky loves to FaceTime and I’m shocked by the way he knows who to select because I don’t have photos linked to my contacts. My initial observations had me thinking that he had memorized the shape and length of peoples’ names. However, last night when he went to bed he pointed to the A on his pillow (that says Awesome) and said, “A Alex”. YESSS, I thought! He is making connections to the initial letter in words and this also tells me he is beginning to understand the difference between a letter and a word. The point of this rant is that kids learn letters and sounds best in context because they are making connections to words that are meaningful to them. Who knew FaceTime could be a learning tool :)