Sounds Fun Phonics is a 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 and movement. 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.
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
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!
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