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Play some of our games to see how Phonics Hero makes learning to read and spell fun and motivating!

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Know icon image of cartoon eyeballs.Skill 1 – Knowing the sounds

Over 6-8 step-by-step games, your child learns a group of sounds and to match it to its corresponding letter.

In this final ‘Know’ game from Level 1, your child swats the flies for the eight sounds: s, a, t, p, m, c, g, o.

Read icon of an open book.Skill 2 – Reading words with the sounds

Your child then learns to blend (or glue) the sounds together to read unknown words.

In this game your child will blend the sounds together to read the word and help the ghost find his house!

Write icon of a pencil.Skill 3 – Spelling words with the sounds

Next, your child will listen for the sounds in a word and learn to represent each sound with a letter – spelling! Your child says the word ‘pot’ and identifies that they can hear a ‘p’ sound which is represented by the letter ‘P’, an ‘o’ sound represented by the letter ‘O’, and so on…

With each correct answer, watch the Giraffe’s neck grow to eat the ice-cream!

CW Read icon of a book and screen.Skill 4 – Reading camera/tricky words

Tricky words, such as ‘the’ and ‘was’ are difficult to decode but essential to learn because they occur so often in children’s books. At Phonics Hero we call these ‘camera words’.

Here, your child reads the tricky words to help the witch make her magic potion.

CW Write icon of a pencil and screen.Skill 5 – Spelling camera/tricky words

Children learn to spell these tricky words so they can move onto writing sentences.

Here, your child is spelling tricky words to slime the babysitter!

Sentence icon of a stack of books.Skill 6 – Reading sentences

We put all the learned skills together to read sentences and stories, and begin developing a love for reading!

Here, your child reads captions or sentences to help the spaceship herd the cows.

Worksheets IconSkill 7 – Worksheets


Parents can also purchase our worksheet packs to practise and apply what has been learned.

Have a look at a reading worksheet and purchase here.

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