Phonics

Note: most of these are free, although you may need to register using an email address and some may not be tablet friendly.

Games

Education.com

Set your little one up for reading success with these interactive games that will build phonological awareness — the ability to recognise and understand sounds in words. Your child will learn to master vowel sounds, digraphs, blended sounds, and more as they find themselves embarking on a photoshoot, playing bumper cars, or soaring through the sky in these fun-filled phonics games!

https://gb.education.com/games/phonological-awareness/

Phonics Play

The free area of the PhonicsPlay website is filled with free interactive games, phonics planning, assessment ideas and printable resources. There are many ideas to support teachers in delivering daily phonics sessions and lots of advice to support parents in helping their children learn to read.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

Top Marks

Topmarks gives children the opportunity to learn online, through safe, fun and engaging games and activities. and helps teachers and parents save time finding the best, inspirational educational web resources.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

 

Teach Your Monster To Read

The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun. It covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. It is designed in collaboration with leading academics. It complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools, and the Computer version is 100% free.

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Reading Bear

Reading Bear is the first free program online to teach beginning readers vocabulary and concepts while systematically introducing all the main phonetic patterns of written English, all using innovative rich media. We spent an enormous amount of time developing 50 presentations, covering even more phonics principles and illustrating over 1,200 vocabulary items. There is nothing else like it, free or otherwise.

https://www.readingbear.org/

ICT games

ICT Games provide educational ICT activites linked to the English National Curriculum. These games are generally targeted at infant school teachers and parents of infant age children.

Please note: ICT Games is being re-written to work accross platforms, moving from Flash Player to HTML5. More games will appear every week.

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

 

 

Online phonics video channels

Mr Thorne does Phonics

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

Alphablocks

The Alphablocks are 26 living letters who discover that whenever they hold hands and make a word, something magical happens. With adventures, songs and silliness, it’s tons of fun with words – all built on a firm foundation of key phonics skills.

Alphablocks is the hit CBeebies TV show that’s already helped hundreds of thousands of children to learn to read, and will bring phonics to life for anyone wishing to learn how to spell in English. For additional teaching notes, please click in the description.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg

 

 

Free e-books

Oxford Owl

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https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home