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I want to teach my son Phonics at home

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YoniBottsBumgina Tue 30-Jul-13 17:13:28

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.

EauRouge Tue 30-Jul-13 17:28:04

DD1 is the same age and she loves playing this game, she's picked it up very quickly.

Eyesunderarock Tue 30-Jul-13 17:29:34

ReallyTired Tue 30-Jul-13 17:37:31

The jolly phonics teacher's manual is a good place to start.

It tells you the order to introduce the sounds, word lists for practicing blending, tells you which are tricky words.

In fact all the jolly phonics materials are fab.

I suggest you buy some decodable books. Most the schools use Ruth misken books.

These books are good for comprehension as well as phonics

I used jelly and bean books with my son

YoniBottsBumgina Wed 31-Jul-13 14:02:48

Thanks for those - he knows the basic letter sounds already but I wasn't sure how to approach the rest, so that's really helpful, thank you. Games look good too! smile

MonsterPhonics Sun 31-Aug-14 09:48:52

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Nigglenaggle Sun 31-Aug-14 20:05:12

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.

Nigglenaggle Sun 31-Aug-14 20:07:19

Sorry should have made it clear - headsprouts is an adaptive series of online games. You pay for a years subscription.

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