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Anything to help make phonics more interesting!
on 21 January 2011
I am helping a friend's 8-year old child improve their phonics and was looking out for something that would make it more fun but was not too expensive. I think these cards hit the spot.
The pack is divided into first-half sounds (e.g. Th- , Gr-, Bl-) and second-half sounds (e.g. -ink, -ill, -ain). They are different colours so easy to sort quickly if you need to. I took on board the other review and realised that we probably wouldn't be playing the game as written. However, it took no time at all to use some of the cards to devise a simple "pairs" game where he has to match the first and last sounds to make a real word and I think it will be just as easy to make up a few other simple games based around the principles of 'Snap' or 'Old Maid' ('Go Fish').
The child likes it; it makes phonics less of a chore and I thought they were pretty good value. I would recommend to anyone trying to reduce the boredom associated with learning and practising sounds.