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Zoo-phonics Was Born in the Classroom in California, USA
“With Zoo-phonics, the kindergarten teachers saw such improvement in literacy with 85 percent of the class entered first grade as readers.” – Dunn Elementary School, The San Diego Union Tribune, 21 Oct 2000
The Zoo-phonics Program was developed by two experienced teachers in answer to the needs of their students.
In 1983, Georgene “Gigi” Bradshaw began using kinesthetic techniques tied to phonics to teach reading and spelling to her students. Her unique and highly successful approach quickly caught on with other teachers, including her sister Charlene “Char” Wrighton.
Every aspect of the program has been field-tested and found to be effective and today it is used in over 6000 schools in the United States and Canada.