Sounds Fun Phonics is an award winning system of teaching aspects of phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle. It serves as a reinforcement for a child’s understanding of the relationships between letters and sounds. A strong understanding of phonics is essential for children who are getting ready to learn how to read. These songs and resources help to reinforce some of the most common letter combinations and sounds through engaging music. The music serves to reinforce these basic phonics rules and sound spelling patterns, so that they can learn to read, write, and spell quickly and easily. We recommend using the DVD or CD in combination with the character flash cards for the most effective phonics teaching resource. Download the printable song lyrics and movements for fun and active learning. Or, get it on DVD in addition to the CD and have your child do the movements right along with Heidi!
Phonics Spelling Patterns covered include: Ai/Ay-Hooray, Ar-Pirate, Au/Aw-Caw, Ch-Choo Choo, Ea/Ee-Whee, Er/Ir/Ur-Tiger, Ew-Monster, Igh-Sailor, Ing-King, Ink-Pink Ink, Oa-Tummy Ache, Oi/Oy-Piggy, Oo-Monkey, Or-Dinosaur, Ou/Ow-Howl, Sh-Quiet Girl, Th-Blowing Raspberries, Unk-Skunk, plus these basic phonics rules: Bossy E, Magic Y, Vowel Walk
Here's how it works: The picture cue triggers the memory of a movement that goes with the sound of each combination of letters. When the children are drilled with the flash cards and are asked to respond physically and verbally, they will remember more quickly than without the visual-kinesthetic element.
Check out Heidi's blog for more information on Sounds Fun Phonics:
-Finding Phonics Spelling Patterns EVERYWHERE!
-Phonics: Teaching Kids to Read Words with Sh and Th
-Printed Alphabet Pattern Blocks and Sounds Fun Phonics Cards
-Sounding Out and Making New Words with the New Sounds Fun Word Building Kit!