Time Grade 1

Message 16

Learning high frequency words helps your child read and write more easily.

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High frequency words are useful to know because we see and use them all the time. All isiXhosa, and some Afrikaans and English high frequency words, can be sounded out. But eventually your child should be able to recognise these words instantly.

In English and Afrikaans there are many words that just need to be memorised because they cannot be sounded out. Playing games that practise these useful words that your child will see and use often will help them read and write more easily.