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Do/did you teach sight words to your little ones?
I have not taught any sight words other than "the" to my four year old. I've taught her phonics and she sounds words out. I haven't done ANY research on this topic but it just made more sense to me to teach her how to really read the words rather than memorize what they look like. I figured as she does more reading and sees certain words more often they will become sight words to her naturally.
I babysit another four year old who's mom has a list of over 100 sight words she is teachin gher daughter. She knows most of them, just basic 3 letter words. If I give her a word she is not familiar with she will guess with words that look similar rather than try to sound it out.
What do you thinK? Should I start doing sight words?