This program in Acacia Montessori School in Fullerton, California allows for children to become strong readers and spellers using a “phono” (hearing), “oral” (speaking), “visual” (seeing), “kinesthetic” (moving), and tactile (touching)—whole brain approach. This curriculum is age-appropriate, developmental, sequential and playful. Zoo-phonics® incorporates animals drawn in the shapes of the letters for ease in memory.
A related body movement is given for each letter along with a song to support the shape, sound and movement of the animal letter. The animal letters integrate into the calendar, alphabet song, favorite songs, art, music, science, math, dramatic play and physical education.