Here are some links to websites where you can play games to develop your child's phonic skills. At the bottom of this page, there are some documents which are always given out during our phonics workshop. Feel free to download them here if you need an extra copy!
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Phase one of phonics is all about encouraging children to practise their listening skills by 'tuning in'. If your child has trouble hearing sounds within words, finds it tricky to tell you what the first/last sound in a word like 'cat' or 'pig' when you say it slowly or break it into each sound, try practising their phase one skills by playing these games:
Phase 2 is where children start to look at single sound within the alphabet. Make sure you watch the video at below so you know the right way to say each sound! Here are some games to help your child practice their phase 2 skills:
Take a look at www.ictgames.com, http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks and
www.phonicsplay.co.uk for other games within Phase 2.
In Phase 3, children start to look at digraphs. This is where two letters go together to make one sound. E.g.in the word ship, the letter s and the letter h go together to make the sh sound. Another example is the ar sound in start. The letter a and the letter r go together to make the ar sound. Here are some games that help your child to practise the digraphs learnt in Phase 3: