Part 3: Reading (blending)

Supplementary work and conclusion

Some children seem to have great difficulty learning to blend. It is easy to think that they may never achieve this skill. However, with practice, practice and more practice they will get there. These children tend to be those who also have a poor visual memory. The ability to blend will be even more essential for them as they will always have difficulties memorising words.

Children who can fluently blend words have few problems with reading. Once the fluency is there, reading extension and comprehension become the more important aspects. Early phonic teaching makes it easier for all children. For those children with a poor memory for words it is absolutely essential.