WHAT IS JOLLY PHONICS?
What is Jolly Phonics?
Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. The letter sounds are split into seven groups as shown below.
Letter Sound Order
The sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically). This enables children to begin building words as early as possible.
How does Jolly Phonics work?
Using a synthetic phonics approach, Jolly Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing. Complemented by Jolly Readers and Jolly Grammar, it provides a thorough foundation for teaching literacy over three years in school.
The five skills taught in Jolly Phonics
1.Learning the letter sounds
Children are taught the 42 main letter sounds. This includes alphabet sounds as well as digraphs such as sh, th, ai and ue.
2.Learning letter formation
Using different multi-sensory methods, children learn how to form and write the letters.
Children are taught how to blend the sounds together to read and write new words.
4.Identifying the sounds in words (Segmenting)
Listening for the sounds in words gives children the best start for improving spelling.
Tricky words have irregular spellings and children learn these separately.
Parents often want to support and encourage their child in learning to read and write. The My Jolly Phonics kit is an extensive range of Jolly Phonics material that have been carefully developed to be used in the home and in particular with children who are at the early stages of reading and writing.
The kit is packed full of multi-sensory resources enabling the child to explore and learn in a fun and enjoyable way. All items are contained within a bright canvas case which the child is able to carry. There is even a slot on the case to add a picture of the child and if you open Snake’s mouth at the side of the case there are also a set of triangular grip pencils and and eraser. Ages 3+.