The answer to this question has baffled many, but Drogin and Panawa have come up with the perfect median to ensure children never forget their ABCs and how to use them in a phonics book with a music link. What makes this beginner reading phonics “ABC Fun Phonics” book unique is that it is a delightful “music” fun phonics book in a children’s storybook format. This puts books back into the child’s hands while also integrating music, poetry and imagery. It can be used by both teachers and parents to enhance beginning reading in a fun way through the Arts and creativity. The music used along with the phonics/poems incorporates memory training skills with rhyme, rhythm and repetition. The child reads, sings and acts to each beautifully illustrated phonics poem/song. The illustrations of Lauren Ashley Panawa in the book are presented in a fun colorful magical way. It allows for a more interpersonal approach to reading. Visit the website for video (abcfunphonics.com) for exciting examples, and a video demonstration.
Drogin used this program successfully in her multicultural New York kindergarten classroom with 100% of her students reading by the end of the year. The book was used as a graduation performance. The combined authors have 70 years’ experience in education, and are members of the Palm Springs Writers Guild, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and National Association for Education of Young Children in Washington D.C. Barbara presents at conferences for Early Childhood Education.
The sisters are presently introducing “ABC Fun Phonics” into schools nationwide, to members of the Steinway association, principals, parents, Head Start programs and primary teachers. Everyone loves the program because of the interpersonal approach to reading through the Arts.
ABC FUN PHONICS by Lorraine Drogin and Barbara Panawa
MAKING LEARNING FUN
Publication Date: August 25, 2017