How to Use “Is It a Word–Or Not?” to Teach Your Child to Read

by Hazel Goodwin Kim, MD
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Brooklyn, NY.
Hazel is also is a much-beloved private reading tutor and longtime Alphagram champion who has helped many inner-city kids learn to read. Here are her tips for you:


Children love discovering how to put sounds together. When they touch a letter and say the sound, magic happens! Using the “Is It a Word–Or Not?” flip-book to make that happen will be most successful if you help your child use three senses to differentiate the letters of the alphabet and understand the sounds they represent:

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