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    Phonics

    Hi,

    I would like a recommendation on the phonics cd/dvd that you have found most useful in teaching the phonics to children.Also where is it available(Dymocks/Page One etc.)

    Thanks,

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    Most "overseas" phonics material such as Jolly Phonics and Letterland are actually designed for NATIVE English speaking children. Which means that there's lots of vocab. which might be unfamiliar to HK kids (that, of course, depends on to what degree the parents are "native", e.g. from US/Can/GB, and have a wide palette of vocab which they can use with their children).
    There's "Letters & Sounds", designed by a HK team. It can be quite fun with the chants, etc. But will limit your child's vocab to more simple English (compared to the other two mentioned above).
    So, it really depends on how familiar your child is with the ORAL language, first of all. If s/he is pretty much English-speaking, I'd say go for the "overseas" material, but often kids really also develop a taste for certain materials, so it's hard to predict what they'd like. Dunno whether you might try out some material borrowing from the library before actually buying them??

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    My son and his playgroup started on the Leap Frog DVDs at 2 and within a few months all knew their letters. It's a great series. We're now watching Learning To Read and the Talking Words Factory.

    More info here:
    http://www.shopinhk.com/manufacturer...ufacturerid=13
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    Hi rani,

    Thanks for recommending the Leap Frog series. I would like to know where it is available in the shops in Hong Kong. Do PageOne/Dymocks/Toys R Us carry this the Leap Frog Phonics series?
    Thanks

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    We sell the Leapfrog DVDs and a few toys on ShopinHK.

    http://www.shopinhk.com/manufacturer...ufacturerid=13

    Toys R Us have a wider selection of toys, but I haven't seen the DVDs.
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    Hi Rani,

    Do they follow the Leap Frog series in ESF Kindergarten schools?

    Thanks,
    hkrcac

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    We have a letterland dvd and it is really BORRING.

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    My son (2 yr 9 mths old) likes JP materials very much. I start to read the finger books with him since he was only 1.5yr old and now he knows most of the consonants/vowels...

    Yes, he is pretty much English-speaking (In his school report, his teachers commented that 'although he understands Chinese and English, he seldom speaks Chinese.) and so maybe that's why he likes JP more than other materials.

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