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Finger Phonics Books 1-7, Jolly Phonics (Set of 7) [Hardcover]

Susan M. Lloyd , Sara Wernham , Lib Stephen
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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1 Jan 1994 1870946316 978-1870946315
(Ages 3+) Cut out letter shapes show children's fingers the correct formation for every letter. The delightful illustrations include the action for each sound, and objects with the sound in the word. Each of the 16 page books covers a specific group of letters.

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  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Jolly Learning Ltd (1 Jan 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1870946316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1870946315
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 20.5 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'... the books are very appealing. The children loved feeling the letters and each book ended with an appropriate activity to consolidate what had been learned.' -- Teacher's comments, Right Start, June/July 1994

'Each of the seven colourful books features a selection of the 40-plus sounds which are found in the middle or end of a word - e.g. the combination 'oa'. Your child is encouraged to make an action for each illustrated sound while saying it. Sandy Chapman, a primary school teacher with three daughters, reviewed the books. She said, "My daughter Sarah, who is four, really enjoyed them. The idea of running your finger along the letters is excellent for teaching writing.' -- Parents, March 1994

'The action and sound in the Finger Phonics books is very clever and caught Emily's imagination ... the books are attractive and sturdy enough to keep coming back to.' -- Parent's comments, Right Start, June/July 1994

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The Finger Phonics books give an excellent start to both reading and writing

The books show all the letter sounds of English, not just the alphabet, with an 'action' for each. There are cut-out letter shapes to show little fingers the correct way to form each letter and at the end of each book are 'finger activities' so that knowing the letters leads easily to both reading and spelling.

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91 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Learning Books!! 3 Aug 2005
I am a big fan of these books. The series comes in a set of 7 books each with a small selection of different letters from the alphabet to learn. There are simple activities to do at the end of each book to round up what you have learnt. There are also cut out letter shapes to show little fingers the correct way to form each letter.
My 4 year old son has got on so well with these I was amazed. The actions that go with the sounds the letters make, (eg. pretend to puff out candles and say p,p,p,p. and Hold hand in front of mouth panting as if you are out of breath and say h,h,h,h.) turn this into a fun and memorable way of learning.
My son will be prepared for reading and spelling at school now and it's thanks to these books that he wants to learn. I would thoroughly recommend them.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun way to get a child started on reading 26 Feb 2010
When my 3 yr old expressed an obvious interest in learning to read like his older brother I got these books thinking that he could use the ones with individual letters and my older son my benefit from the diagraph books. They use Jolly Phonics alongside the Oxford Reading Tree at school. However my youngest son sped through all 7 books in a couple of weeks then started at the beginning again! He loves them. He likes the pictures, the way you can trace the letter with your finger, and the quizzes at the end. He will often ask for them as a bed time story. Through these books he has learnt all his letters and fair number of diagraphs which they don't start until reception at our school.

If your child is interested in letters and you want to help him/her learn in a fun way then these are great books that give a good foundation to reading. If your child is not interested (as my oldest wasn't at 3) then wait until they are before you buy or else they will end up sitting on the shelf!

I have actually discovered they are very good for my 20mnth child too! She likes the tactile letters and wants to know the names of all the things in the pictures! Being board books they are robust enough for her too!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!! 17 Nov 2009
These books are used in my daughter's primary school, we purchased them to help her at home but not confuse her by teaching her a different way to her school teachers, her school work has improved no end since she has had them at home, I would recommend these to anybody !!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for your pre-schooler and beyond 2 April 2008
I would happily recommend this set of books for even the youngest of children.

They are lovely and sturdy, with inset letter(s) on each page for your child to put their finger in and trace the shape, but most importantly they don't seem like an "educational" book to children! Even without focusing on the phonics element to the books, the pages are great fun to look at just for the pictures - there are recurring characters (eg a snake) which can be searched for on each page, and 2-4 pages at the rear of each book with exercises such as matching games, some with flaps to lift, which re-inforce the sounds covered in that book.

Because of these elements, my little girl (then aged 2) enjoyed looking at them just as much as my 4 year old son, who'd just started in reception class at school when I bought these 6 months ago to supplement his learning to read. My only wish is that I had bought them 2 years before when he was a pre-schooler, as it would have introduced the jolly phonics concepts that he is now learning at an earlier age.

Highly recommended to all.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great investment! 6 July 2009
These books are absolutly great!
I brought for my son when he was 3 in January 2009 and he has just started learning book 5 as he knows all the names and sounds of books 1 - 4. He is now 3 and a half and i think its great he knows them, im not pushing him he wants to learn them and enjoys pointing out the letters and tracing them with his finger as the letters are cut out he loves them as much me, he really enjoyed acting out the sounds too, even my 2 year old knows all the sounds and letters as he has been watching me teach my 3 year old.
I never gave the books to him all at once i started with one book at a time. Once he knows an entrie book names and sounds il then reward him with the next one he finds it all so exciting.
I have also got the wall freze and again only have the ones they know or learning up on show at a time so he wont get confused with the ones he doesnt know, they are both forever pointed them out togeher, these books have been a real investment, he hasnt started pre-school yet i think the teachers might be shocked! lol
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money. 7 Mar 2009
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There are 7 sturdy board books, each with several of the phonics sounds getting progressively more difficult through the books. The pages are thick and chunky, the illustrations are bright and cheery and there are large letters in each corner that can be traced easily, especially as there are markings showing the child where to place their finger to start.

I wish I'd found these years ago. Because they're so sturdy and clear, even little ones like looking at them. It's a great introduction to the different sounds in our language for toddlers and it's an excellent resource for older ones who are learning to read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended. 22 Jan 2010
My five year old is using these at home. He enjoys reading them with me, tracing the letters with his fingers and doing the actions associated with each letter sound. His confidence at school has increased hugely and best of all, he has started to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this collection
I bought them because I needed for my classes . I like this product because it is very useful for children to know how to write the letters at the same time they learn the sounds. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Cristina Peña
5.0 out of 5 stars Always wanting to do more!
These are top quality easy to use and my son loves them! He can use his finger to follow the letters and is getting more confident about writing. They are hard wearing .... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Casandra Daubney
5.0 out of 5 stars love love
ok what to say??? My son loved that book!!!
he start to read only with the first book
And he memorised quikly tge phenics
prety good, very well done!!!
Published 8 months ago by La Jadiana
4.0 out of 5 stars A good investment
I bought these over a year ago and my son who is just turning four is still on books 1-3. He really like them and goes through phases of looking at them and we use other jolly... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ever Hopeful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very educational
My 4year old boy enjoyed this books when we started borrowing from the library so | decided to buy him the set. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jocelyn Romero-Nocerino
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for learning
bought these as recommended by my sons school, he loves them and my younger son will pick them up too and join in learning the letters. Read more
Published 15 months ago by miss heidi stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
was recommended this title by a homeschooling friend.. and love it since the moment it arrived. Good sturdy books, easy to teach letters (love the cut-outs teaching how to write... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Nora H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun to learn with your children
My children just love these books. They really appreciate reading and writing with it. They can draw letters with their fingers. Read more
Published 17 months ago by C. Ferguson
5.0 out of 5 stars buy this and then watch the jolly phonics songs... also get some flash...
My daughter loves these books. She is 2 3/4 years old and knew the letter sounds of the alphabet A-Z from about a month ago (I taught her the letters from just looking in an ABC... Read more
Published 17 months ago by n mckendry
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun books
My 3 year old enjoys these books. She particularly likes it when used with the music, which does not come with it, although can be found on you tube! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Laura Jenkins
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