Jolly phonics activities for the foundation stage

Updated April 17, 2017

The Foundation Stage is referred to as the first two years of compulsory education for kids from the age of four to the age of six. Jolly Phonics is a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It teaches children the letter sounds in an amusing and multisensory way. The five fundamental skills for reading and writing are learning letter sounds, learning letter formation, blending, identifying sounds in words and spelling tricky words.

Phonic Songs

Practice the alphabet song. A child can first listen to the alphabet song from a CD player and then sing with a parent or a teacher at school. Every phonic sound is repeated several times so that children can remember it instantly.

Phonic Online Games

Online games are usually divided into levels of difficulty and types of sounds. For example, end sounds, first sounds and rhymes. Among the best age-appropriate games for kids include Star Fall, Phonic Star and Knowledge Adventure.

Phonic Picture Flashcards

Use Picture flashcards to practice phonic sounds. Pair sounds and images. Using the same sound, for example, show both a picture of hair and a chair. Hair and chair have phonic /e:/ in their sounds. While practicing phonics with flashcards, start with a set of cards that teach kids the initial sound in a word, and then move to the end sound and the middle sound.

Phonics Toys

Among the best phonic toys include Tag Readers, Tag Books and special Leapfrog laptops with games that teach phonics to kids. Tag Readers teach children sound recognition. As a child touches the tag reader to the pages of a printed book, the book talks. Tag books are read-along books that read by themselves once a child turns a page. Both toys can teach kids long and short vowels, consonants and consonant clusters.

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