In Part One of Phonics Hero, your child is on a mission to rescue his superhero friends: Flight, X-Ray, Stretch, Speedy, Strong and Invisibility, who have been locked up by Dr. Lazy Bones. By completing the six essential Synthetic Phonics skills (knowing the sounds, reading, spelling, camera/tricky word reading, camera/tricky word spelling and sentence reading) a hero is rescued!
In Part Two your child plays reading and spelling games to lock up the escaped baddies! The games now focus on all the different ways to spell a sound; for example: ‘ay’ and ‘ai’ both representing the long ‘a’ sound, like in ‘paid’ and ‘day’.
And finally, in Part Three your child completes the Synthetic Phonics code, taking on Dr.Lazy Bones to be crowned the champion of reading and spelling!
By playing the games children earn star points. At any point in playing, children can visit the ‘star shop’ to buy hover boots, shields and lots more! All these goodies are then hidden in the secret hideout. Additional star points can also be earned by clicking the superhero leader, Zak, when he turns up in the games.
Available through a computer or the iPad or Android tablet app, you’ll find the games are wacky and a little bit… kooky! Children are feeding hungry tigers, spray painting the lambs and swatting pesky flies and more! Have a go at the games here.
My son absolutely LOVES it! So far, he especially likes swatting the flies. Oh, and the ghosts… and being able to ‘buy’ some inline skates and a drumkit for his hideout!Melissa Kelly, Melbourne
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