Phonics is a method for teaching children how to read by combining some 44 sounds of the English language to sound out words. For instance, /k/a/t/ combines to say the name of the animal CAT.

When children can identify and combine sounds in words and sentences, they develop autonomous literacy skills. They can even read non-words like this one by Mary Poppins “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” which means nothing, really! By the way that is the ultimate test at the end of our course when kids can read that word on their own – albeit slowly.

In short, with phonics, your child will have the confidence to identify the vowels and consonant combinations that form words and read independently. It’s like magic when a child goes from zero to hero phonics skills.

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