For children still in early Primary school

30.07.2019

After a year or so of early teaching of reading, some children may still be struggling. These children can be similar in age to one another. Often they are given extra help in small groups by a teaching assistant. Jolly Phonics Extra is ideal with such groups, say with up to four pupils. The programme models each letter sound, and the blending, so the teaching takes place even if there is a less experienced teaching assistant.

For children at home

Jolly Phonics Extra is the ideal way to learn to read English at home, and to get ahead. This is especially so if English is not the child’s first language. This is because:

  • The talking pen motivates children as well as guiding their learning. It models each letter sound for them, and it models blending for reading (so sh-ee-p makes sheep). Some of the relationships between letters and sounds are different in English from other languages, and this helps children get them right, and from early on.
  • The methodology of ‘synthetic phonics’ in Jolly Phonics is recognised as being essential for children learning to read. Rather than just being taught the alphabet, and to memorise words, children learn all the letter sounds of English, and how to use them to read new words.
  1. A talking pen, which says the letter sounds, the words, and sentences on a page. It also gives the names of many objects touched!
  2. The text, in the reading books, is given twice, the second time in a phonically regular form, to help children when they get stuck.
  3. An easy-to-use sequence which does not depend on expert knowledge by a parent or teacher. Instead the child is motivated through the talking pen, and empowered by this pen, and by the extra text.
“The three year 6 children are genuinely very impressed with Jolly Phonics Extra. It has given them a real sense of responsibility and involvement towards supporting the six year 1 pupils.”

After a year or so of early teaching of reading, some children may still be struggling. These children can be similar in age to one another. Often they are given extra help in small groups by a teaching assistant. Jolly Phonics Extra is ideal with such groups, say with up to four pupils. The programme models each letter sound, and the blending, so the teaching takes place even if there is a less experienced teaching assistant.

For mixed ages, and older children – Jolly Buddies

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Talking pen (and screw driver for when replacing the two AAA batteries) Talking pen (and screw driver for when replacing the two AAA batteries) Talking pen (and screw driver for when replacing the two AAA batteries)
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Talking pen (and screw driver for when replacing the two AAA batteries) Talking pen (and screw driver for when replacing the two AAA batteries) Talking pen (and screw driver for when replacing the two AAA batteries)
Letter Sounds book Letter Sounds book Letter Sounds book