A 5-year-old kid now reads using phonics and a few Dolch words.
Krish is 5 years old and is in a preprimary school in Australia.
He speaks Tamil at home.
The teacher who bought my book ‘Shut down kids’ also acquired my books on how to teach kids to read.
She is convinced that kids can be taught to read if the pronunciation of consonants is taught correctly.
She now has more than 10 teachers under her supervision who are teaching kids from as early as 4 years old.
I believe my job is now done as the seeds have been planted.
There are many parents on Twitter who also understand why kids disengage from learning to read and who will bring this matter up with teachers and principals when the schools reopen.
Here is a video of the kid reading a simple lesson using phonics after memorising a few sight words.