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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.
5.Tricky words
Tricky words have irregular spellings and children learn these separately.

Starter Set:

Remarks: The Jolly Phonics DVD and Finger Phonics books show the correct formation of each letter. A good guide is to remember that no letters start on the line.

Letterland and Jolly Phonics​

What is Letterland?
Letterland is a unique, phonics-based approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling to 3-8 year olds. The Letterland characters transform plain black letter shapes into child-friendly pictograms and they all live in an imaginary place called Letterland. Simple stories about the Letterland characters, explain the full range of dry phonics facts so that children are motivated to listen, to think and to learn. These stories explain letter sounds & shapes, allowing children to progress quickly to word building, reading and writing.
1. Letter Sounds
Once you have met the friendly Letterland characters, just start to say their names for the correct letter sound.
2. Letter Shapes
Simple stories about the Letterland characters ensure correct letter formation, avoiding confusion over similar looking letters.
3. Action Tricks
Actions for the alphabet are linked to each character, forging a strong connection between the action, letter shape and sound.
4. Word Building
Blending & segmenting all through words is introduced very early on, covering blends, digraphs and trigraphs.
5. Advanced Spelling
Phonics stories give children a friendly logic for remembering all 44 letter sounds and their major spellings.
6. Multi-sensory Learning
Letterland activates every learning channel through music, actions, movement, song, art, craft, games and role-play.

Letterland Baby Starter Set - for age 0-3 kids

Letterland Phonics at-home Starter Set: - ideal for age 3-4 kids

Letterland ABC Book
(Parents' Essential)
Letterland Early Years
Handbook CD
(Parents' Essential)
Letterland ELT Alphabet Songs CD
Letterland Alphabet
Frieze (poster)
Letterland My ABC of
Letters Board Book
Letterland ABC Book
(Parents' Essential)
Letterland Early Years
Handbook CD
(Parents' Essential)
Letterland Alphabet
Songs CD
Letterland Once Upon a Time
in Letterland DVD
Finger Phonics 1 - 7
Jolly Phonics Workbooks 1 - 7
Jolly Phonics DVD
Jolly Songs (Book and CD)