Watching her son write down all the words with the sound 'ae'--though not necessarily the letter 'a'--was the spark that began the 'Phono-Graphix' method. A sound-picture code, Phono-Graphix teaches children that letters do not make sounds, letters represent sounds. Focusing on the subsets of reading that come second-nature to adults, building blocks will eventually allow children to come to reading naturally. Detailed illustrations, instructions, exercises, hands-on materials, worksheets, stories and games are included for lessons all children can enjoy. 353 indexed pages, softcover.