Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Letter sounds by a kid from Lagos

 The above video is of a kid who is in preschool sounding out the sounds represented by letters. I have a few more such videos. 

If children in Lagos are taught this way soon you will find the name of Nigeria on a better spot on the PISA test than that of the UK, US and OZ.

 A number of educators including John Bald @JohnBaldLangLit Independent educational consultant from the UK who had said on Twitter that consonants cannot be pronounced without an extraneous sound.

The kid in the video above as well as the African American lady in the video I have posted here are proof that consonants can be taught without extraneous sounds.

If kids are taught this way there is no chance of kids shutting down from learning to read.

He was taught by my Face Book friend, Mr. Elisha Uroh from Lagos. He is working with a volunteer group teaching kids to learn to read.


Meredith Liben said...

I just found your blog from tracking a comment you left on someone else's blog. Your video of the pre-school boy from Lagos playfully pronouncing his letter sounds with precision and fun motions is priceless! It completely brightened my day. I too recommend the 44 phonemes video of the African American lady from the Rollins Center frequently. Thank you so much for your persistence and your work! I am now a follower :) Be well. Meredith Liben

Luqman Michel said...

Thank you for your comment Meredith Liben.It is comments such as yours that make it worthwhile to continue my quest.
I wish you well.

Shaunesy McIntyre said...

Thank you so much! an absolutely fantastic blog! I have three dyslexic Dysgraphic sons I homeschool 5,9, and 13! I tutor and advocate for children for free! I plan on continuing this journey for the rest of my life! Thank you for supporting Dyslexics like me and my children!

Luqman Michel said...

Shaunesy McIntyre,
Thank you so much for your comment.
Very few readers take the trouble to comment and I am grateful you took the trouble to comment.

Good on you to advocate for children for free. God will bless you abundantly.

Do share with your contacts my lessons and notes for parents of dyslexic kids.
Stay healthy.

cw said...

What is the method or curriculum that is being used to teach these children to read?

Luqman Michel said...

Hello, cw, Sorry, I happened to see your comment only today.
Please read the preface and notes on my blog and then follow the lessons I have on my YouTube channel found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS4SwCk6j0PkVAVHmKhk8qA

Anonymous said...

You are doing a great job. It is not easy but it is indeed incredible.

Luqman Michel said...

It is always nice to see comments such as yours on my blog post. Thank you for dropping by.