Phonics in the USA
Now you can enjoy learning to read 3 letter (CVC) words in an easy and effective way.
Here is a very short clip of PHONICS 1 CVC
If your child is confused or struggling to blend 3 letter sounds together to make a word - PHONICS 1 CVC will build up their reading confidence. PHONICS 1 CVC is packed full of learning fun to give your child secure reading foundations.
Here is a demonstration of the PHONICS 1 CVC in action on an iPhone.
Your child will learn to read masses of CVC words and sentences.
WHAT ARE CVC WORDS?
The best way to start to learn to read is with 3 letter words. These are called CVC words - (C-onsonant V-owel C-onsonant) - such as:
c-a-t, h-e-n, p-i-g, d-o-g, b-u-g
CVC words are easy for a child to decode and blend back together to read the word.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
PHONICS 1 CVC is split into 3 sections. If your child is being introduced to reading for the first time - start with the "WORDS" section.
1. In the "WORDS" section of the app, your child will play 5 different games to find the letters.
GAME 1 - For the short 'a' vowel sound (cat, hat, fan...) your child will splat fruit to find the letters
GAME 2 - For the short 'e' vowel sound (pet, net, hen..) your child will make a dinosaur burp out the letters
GAME 3 - For the short 'i' vowel sound (pig, wig, big...) your child will dig with their finger to reveal the letters
GAME 4 - For the short 'o' vowel sound (dog, fox, pot...) your child will pop the bubbles coming from the turtle to reveal the letters
GAME 5 - For the short 'u' vowel sound (bug, fun, bun...) your child will catch the letters as they pop out of the holes
This picture shows an example of the 'o' 'e' and 'a' short vowel sound games.
Here is an example of the short 'e' vowel sound game...
2. Once your child has found the letters they will build / make the 3 letter CVC word.
Here is an example of all the short 'i' vowel sound words that your child will build and read.
First they will find the letters by "digging" with their fingers to reveal the letters...
Then build the 3 letter word...
...and, finally - read the word by pressing the red sound buttons in the order that they appear (left to right). The red sound buttons helps the child segment the letter sounds in the word and blend them back together to read the word. This is a strategy used in school to decode and read words.
Once your child has become proficient with reading 3 letter words they can move onto the "READ" section of PHONICS 1 CVC.
In the "READ" part of PHONICS 1 CVC your child will build and read 5 short decodable stories.
Short 'a' vowel sound story:
1. Sam Cat has a fan.
2. Sam Cat has a hat.
3. Sam Cat ran.
4. Sam Cat has jam gas.
5. Rat is mad.
Short 'e' vowel sound story:
1. Hip Hop Hen fed Rex.
2. Hen fed Rex a net.
2. Hen fed Rex a bed.
4. Hen fed Rex a red jet.
5. Rex met Ted Vet.
Short 'i' vowel sound story:
1. Pip Pig can dig.
2. Pip Pig has a wig.
3. Pip Pig has big lips.
4. Pip Pig has a fin.
5. Pip Pig hid.
Short 'o' vowel sound story:
1. Don Dog has a rod.
2. Don Dog has a pot.
3. Don Dog has a box.
4. Don Dog got a fox.
5. Don Dog got a bop from a cod.
Short 'u' vowel sound story:
1. Ben Bug has fun.
2. Ben Bug is in a bus.
3. Ben Bug is in a cup.
4. Yum Yum, a bun is in Ben’s tum.
5. Ben Bug is in a tub.