What is Jolly Phonics?
Jolly Phonics is a fun and child-centered approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children. The letter sounds are split into seven groups, as shown in the Letter Sound Order chart below.
How does Jolly Phonics work?
Using a synthetic phonics approach, Jolly Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing. Complemented by Jolly Readers it provides a thorough foundation for teaching literacy over three years in school.
Letter Sound Order
- The sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically).
- This enables children to begin building words as early as possible.