So, would you like to know the secret? I'm not just some amazing teacher. I do surround her with the tools for learning. We have letters in every room of the house but that isn't why she knows advanced phonics.
Okay, so here's the secret. Leapfrog. More specifically their DVD's. The Letter Factory, The Talking Words Factory, and The Complex Word Complex (it's called something else but that's what Katie and I call it). She watched the first DVD every single day at least once for two weeks and then knew all her phonic sounds. The second video she watched mouthing all the words because she has it memorized. And the third video she is quickly absorbing.
Anyway, that's my mommy tip for the day. A friend told me about it and I was skeptical. I wanted to sit down with books and teach my child to read and I didn't think that any DVD could do it for me. I do read to Katie a lot but the DVD taught her the specifics with cute songs and animation.