"One of the primary premises of Zoo-phonics is that we teach the lowercase
letters and their sounds first. That is because they are both needed 95% of the
time in reading and writing. ..when dealing with letters, it [preschool] is too
early to show children two different forms for the same letter sound (B and b).
Multiply two times 26 and you have 52 differrent shapes to master. It is just
too much right now for young children. Be patient - it will all come - they will
have wonderful mastery of these concepts, rather than confusion."
instead of sounding out
Okay, moving on to Go Diego, Go! They taught the small children to say "Pigmy Marmaset" and then when baby Pigmy Marmaset sustained an injury, they frickin' called it a BOO-BOO!!!!! WTH!?! I despise baby talk words. If they can say Pigmy Marmaset, they can say scrape, cut, puncture wound, or pulminary embolism. Keep it clear and concise, but baby talk is just idiotic!
On a happier note...If you thought that my toddler kitchen project (part 1, part 2) was cute, check this one out! I saw it at Costco yesterday! Holy cow, it's darling! If I were rolling in dough, I'd dump my project and snap this baby up in a second!