Zoo-phonics® WILL REACH every child!

The problem with the alphabet and learning how to read and spell is that it is too abstract. So we made it concrete!

Zoo-phonics® will reach every child including…

  • Toddlers
  • Head Start
  • Preschool
  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • English Language Learners
  • Special Education (all grades)
  • Toddlers and preschoolers are so ready for learning but parents often wait for the school to begin the literacy process and miss years of precious time. Researchers tell parents, “Teach your children; their brains are ready!” However, you cannot teach young children through abstract methods and materials – they do not understand abstractions. Make it concrete with Zoo-phonics® and there is no limit to what they can learn. Their neurons are making pathways like freeways!
  • Our Animal Letters are delightful and memorable. Here’s why: A bear is a bear, is a bear, no matter how you turn him!

Can you say this about a “b”?

  • Our society is capital letter and letter name entrenched. The problem is that we use capital letters only 5% of the time and then only for specific reasons (in a name, to begin a sentence, etc.).
  • The same goes for letter names. We never say “double u” (w), or “ache” (h), “el” (l), “em” (m), etc., when reading. Traditionally, capital letters and letter names are always taught first. This is incidental (important, but incidental) information, not immediately needed for beginning the reading, spelling and writing process. Let’s hit the bull’s eye with relevant instruction, and we will maximize children’s learning.
  • The Zoo-phonics® Program fully involves the child’s eyes, ears, mouth and body as they learn phonemic awareness, the alphabet, and how to decode (read) and encode (spell/write).
  • Zoo-phonics® is so playful. Watch baby animals as they play. They are in constant motion as they wrestle, jump, roll, snarl, yip and growl. This is important preparation for adulthood. The same goes for children. They’re in constant motion, and they love to make noise. So let’s use what is natural for them and channel it for learning! If they are moving, they are not only having fun but they are processing information through this important movement and sound production!
  • Zoo-phonics® has a strong parent component because we know that helping parents to help their children is crucial. Parents bond with their children as they “play” Zoo-phonics®.
  • No longer is there a power-struggle with homework! Says Program Specialist, Sally Mathers, Great Falls, Montana, “Parents are no longer threatened when asked to help their children with homework.”
  • Teachers love Zoo-phonics® because students learn quickly, without stress, and retain what they learn. Zoo-phonics® brings fun and excitement into the classroom, thus motivating students.
  • Zoo-phonics® fosters success by helping children feel good about their reading, spelling and writing ability. No child slips between the cracks! School is a good place to be where successful learning takes place.

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Ever since, I have considered Zoo-phonics to be the greatest tool in my teacher’s tool box!

Our private elementary school located in Silicon Valley was about a 20 minute drive from a large country club community that boasted an excellent, well-funded neighborhood public school. Over a period of a few years, we noticed a trend: many families from the country club area utilized our Pre-school and Kindergarten, and then would transfer to their neighborhood school for 1st grade.  One day I shared our observation with a parent with whom I felt comfortable, gently inquiring why this might be so.  She immediately responded, ‘Oh, we talk about you out there!  You see, our local school runs a developmental Kindergarten program, but when kids arrive in 1st grade they seem to be expected to know how to read.  Parents feel like no one there really teaches them how to do it.  The word spread between parents and we’ve learned that we can come to you, because you know how to teach children how to read!’  I am so thankful to have had a principal who equipped the Pre-school through 1st Grade teachers with the Zoo-phonics program!  Ever since, I have considered Zoo-phonics to be the greatest tool in my teacher’s tool box!

Kelly Witmer, retired elementary school teacher, Achiever Christian School May 31, 2018