Through a mixture of lively, colourful and entertaining sequences, Fun with Phonics introduces its very young audience to the 42 most common sounds that provide a foundation to literacy.
Each programme celebrates new sounds and is devoted to an individual phoneme (or sound). Children have to learn all of these 42 initial phonemes.
Individual phonics are brought to life through inventive animations and vibrant graphic characters, as viewers are invited to read with Whirlyword and spell with Pollyphonic. They can also extend vocabulary and increase familiarity with each sound, through stories, poems, games and documentary inserts featured throughout the series.
Parents can watch Fun with Phonics with their children to help them build their vocabulary, learn new sounds and practise using them to read and write.
The educational value of the show
Fun With Phonics helps children to:
- Learn the 42 most common phonemes (sounds) that provide a foundation to literacy.
- Increase their familiarity with each phoneme - through stories, poems and games featured in the programme.
- Have fun experimenting with sounds and words - and, in doing so, enjoy the process of learning to read.