Professor Pup’s Phoneme Farm is a comprehensive phonemic awareness curriculum for preschoolers intended for educators. (This version requires a license to access the content, which can be acquired by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.) The app includes engaging, whimsical activities to help children experience and practice the full spectrum of phonemic awareness skills. These important skills include beginning, ending and medial phoneme recognition, blending/segmenting, rhyming and phoneme manipulation. On-going scaffolding is integrated in all activities through friendly verbal prompting from our instructional guide- Professor Pup. His support and guidance provide the immediate, individualized feedback that children need to experience success and build confidence.
Research-Based Approach to Instruction Professor Pup’s Phoneme Farm is based on leading research in the field of early childhood education. The curriculum was developed using developmentally appropriate practices and evidence-based approaches that stress the significance of building early phonemic awareness skills through direct instruction.
Instructional Framework Phoneme Farm’s design is built on a dynamic, comprehensive instructional sequence- Introduce, Explore, Create. Children’s use of Professor Pup’s Phoneme Farm is strategically inserted between collaborative, interactive teacher facilitated lessons. Taken together, the three- phase sequence provides an opportunity for children to learn, practice, and apply target phonological awareness skills in a developmentally appropriate manner.