Teaching Children To Read

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What is phonics - Anyway?Sounding out words - butterflies

Strategies for sounding out words

What is phonics

You may be asking what is phonics anyway? Phonics is the relationship between letters and sounds. Blending sounds together to form words is a skill needed when children come across a word that is unfamiliar to them and they need to 'sound it out'.

Teaching children how to sound out words by blending individual letters together to form words develops reading and spelling skills.


Sounding out words is only possible if you have an understanding of phonics. Teaching children about phonics will assist them to:

  • identify sounds when they are spoken 
  • understand the relationship between spoken sounds and written letters 
  • identify sounds in words 
  • sound out written words 
  • blend sounds together to form words 

Introducing phonics instruction early is the best way to help children beginning to read. Having a good understanding of phonics makes both reading and spelling easier.

Buy the Word Blending Cards

My book Teach children to read, a fun and easy 10 step program for parents outlines step by step how to incorporate the word blending cards into an integrated learning to read program.

These cards are ideal for teaching phonics and introducing sounding out words.

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Click on the 'Buy it now' button and purchase my printable Word Blending Cards in PDF

Once you place your order on Clickbank's secure server, you will be directed to the download page, where you can download your ‘Word Blending Cards’ and get started teaching phonics IMMEDIATELY.

The PDF book can be viewed on your computer, iPad, Kindle or iphone.

That's all there is to it. Once you've downloaded your Word Blending Cards, you can begin to help your child sound out words and read fluently.

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