What is Phonics

Overcoming behavioral disorders is important and need attention right from the beginning. Most parents ignore intolerable behaviors of their children understanding disorderly behaviors as a part of growing up. It is important to diagnose and treat various disruptive behavior disorders and pervasive development disorders in order to ensure a healthy future. If a child is excessively erratic, shows aggressive behavior and short temper or disobedience, it means he needs special attention to develop his personality and overcome these disorders. Learning to read and write in a fun way is a good place to start.

phonicsPhonics is one of the most adapted and proven ways to make individuals of all ages learn to speak, read and even write any language. In fact, beside of being scientific, it is also a natural way to learn any new language. An infant, with age starts making sounds, which he learns from the people around him. Then he reproduces those sounds to express his needs, using phonics to his needs.

Phonics is described as a method of relating letters in alphabets to their related sounds. For instance, when children are in early stages of schooling, they are taught different words starting from a letter. The purpose at that stage is not of making them learn the word but the sound of each alphabet. This way, children learn to speak, read, spell and even write words according to different sounds.

In English language, there are 26 letters and 44 elementary sounds coming from these letters, called the phonemes. To be able to speak, read and write English, anyone who has gained an understanding of these 44 sounds becomes capable of reading and writing basic English.

In an age when literacy matters the most for every country, inability to read means either of two things. Either a person is mentally ill and is incompetent to take up social responsibilities or belongs to socially devastated area. In both cases, according to several researches, in ability to read leads to higher health risks, and various social stigmas.

Several medical conditions that otherwise need a lot of care and medication can be controlled without medication if a person is able to discipline his lifestyle. Some of them include hypertension, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure and loss of memory by ageing.

The ability to read helps individuals process new information, learn new ways to take care of their health more efficiently. Of course, you cannot memorize everything you see and retain it for a long time. You need to write it down, read the names of products you are consuming or medications you are taking, take directions, go through different manuals and product guides, learn changing trends in technology and society and they all come down to a person being literate.

Phonics, on the other hand are easy to learn at any age, and can help in learning to read and write in no time, helping in revitalizing health and social stigmas a person has to face due to illiteracy. Just 44 sounds and some practice to go with it and you are pretty much literate.

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Some emerging social networks you should know about

Social networking sites are online innovations that became a trend in the past few years. Facebook already has billions of users (and counting!) while Twitter is also counting millions, but are these the only websites where you can meet people, socialize, and have fun? Remember that the internet is an infinite place where hundreds of newly created websites are born. Many of which are aspiring social networking sites you can utilize in different ways.

Explore more on what the Internet has to offer and enjoy these emerging social networking sites that could be the next big thing after Facebook.

1. Medium

medium-social-networkMedium is first and foremost, a blogging site which basically acts like Twitter. If Twitter allows only 140 characters in each Tweet, Medium can hold a whole blog entry. Compared to regular blogging sites, Medium lets the user view the write-up, rate it, and make readers followers. Readers can vote up the blog entry, and the more votes posts receive, the greater possibility it has to be featured on their home page.

Medium’s interface is user friendly and something that’s neat to the eyes so users can keep an eye on the content and not on the excessive web design some social media networks have.

The creators of Medium, Evan Williams and Biz Stone, are the ones who made Twitter and Blogger possible. Thus, it’s not a wonder why Medium is like a hybrid of the 2 website giants.

2. Pheed

Pheed is a paid social networking site utilized mostly by celebrities who wants to monetize their “Pheeds” or posts, in a more common term. “Pheeders” or the users who already signed up to the site ought to pay a monthly subscription of at least $1.99 depending on the intention of use. In return, users can have access to media rich content with pictures, videos, and live streaming.

If you’re into celebrities and interested about the latest in music and media, Pheed is the social network for you.

3. Nextdoor

Social media is all about being online, not! Nextdoor, as compared to its competing social networking sites, has a unique goal: to get people off their virtual community and start interacting with people whom they really know. It requires the users to log in a real address that the system tracks down and store. Since adding your real address certainly has privacy issues, one’s Nextdoor account will remain private to his neighborhood. Plus, there are other customized privacy options users can manage depending on the privacy preferencenextdoor-social-network.

Nextdoor advocates people to interact with their real friends and not with the virtual friends they don’t even know in person.

Social media is here to stay. As long as people opt to have new ways of interacting with their friends and family, social networking sites such as Medium, Pheed, and Nextdoor will continue to grow as a new avenue of people to meet, advertise, and learn about the world in a totally different perspective.


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