We are moving to Germany at the end of August, and I'd like to carry on the work he's started on phonics at his nursery. He would have been due to start Reception this year, but as we are moving he will be in (German speaking) kindergarten for 2 years before he starts school. I really like the phonics system of learning to read and write so hoping that if I cover it with him, we can go at his pace, but it will help him pick it up as he won't cover it in school there.
I have a poster with all of the different phoneme groups on it, and I bought all four of the stage 1 phonics Oxford Reading Tree books today, but I think I need a better understanding of the system as a whole really. I saw a book in WHSmith today called "A Parent's Survival Guide to Phonics and Spelling" (Andrew Brodie) which looked quite good,, but I was wondering if anyone knew of anything better? Perhaps something aimed at teaching it rather than supporting a school's teaching of it? I have heard of the hairy letters app but we are on android, not apple.
We use headsprouts and DC loves it- he never wants to stop. I found the price a bit eyewatering to be honest, but after the two week free trial he was so happy with it that I bit the bullet and bought it.