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What is phonological awareness?
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What is phonological awareness?

Phonological awareness is the awareness of the sounds in spoken words, as well as the ability to manipulate those sounds. Phonological awareness describes the set of skills involved in identifying and using different parts of oral language (e.g. onset-rime and syllables in words, identifying where each word ends in a sentence, etc.). This skill set allows us to understand, recall, and employ sounds at the sentence, word, syllable, and phoneme level. Children with strong phonological awareness can differentiate the sound structures of speech and use those structures.

Phonological awareness is an umbrella term that encompasses both basic levels of awareness of speech sounds, such as rhyming, alliteration, the number of words in a sentence, and the syllables within words, as well as more advanced levels of awareness such as onset-rime awareness and full phonemic awareness (the ability to identify the smallest units of sound in words, the phonemes).

Phonological awareness develops over time, but it is especially important at the earliest stages of reading development. Explicit teaching of phonological awareness is part of systematic synthetic phonics instruction. This skill set is crucial for reading and spelling success, because these skills are central to learning to decode and encode printed words. This is because children need to know which sounds are involved in a word in order to be able to match those sounds to letters when they read or spell.

For example, rub a dub dub involves repetition of the sound /b/ (alliteration). Identifying the same sound in a sentence is part of building phonological awareness.

Blah Blah Blah Phonics Card Game

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If you think “Systematic Synthetic Phonics” doesn’t sound like the best time of your life, think again. Blah Blah Blah is the hilariously fun and effective phonics card game for ages four and up. It’s fast-paced, it’s silly, and it’s highly competitive. The game was developed with teachers and phonics experts and is aligned to the National Curriculum, making it the perfect tool for young readers! But for those of you genuinely interested in “Systematic Synthetic Phonics”, take a peek at our overview of the  Science of Reading.For ages 4-7We make phonics fun! Readiculous teaches kids to read with the science of reading in just 10 minutes a day. The game, endorsed by literacy experts and grounded in scientific research, is designed to engage kids to learn to read through exciting mini-games. Readiculous engages kids to learn the sounds that go with each letter/spelling in a logical progression. As with most new things, repetition is the key to success. This is where we come in, we make learning ridiculously fun (pun intended) by designing reading games for maximum entertainment and educational value. Players learn 2x faster than traditional methods with just 10 minutes of daily play, reflected in personal progress reports showcasing which sounds, letters, and words they’re working on. Readiculous combines fun gameplay with educational content, tailored to support various needs.Note: 3 months of Readiculous Video Game is a non-cumulative promotion limited to one per customer.

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Blah Blah Blah Phonics Card Game

Foolproof Phonics Part 1

"S-a-t-p-i-n? Who sat on a pin? Are they okay? Should I call an ambulance?"These are all pretty common questions when first getting into phonics. Don't worry, we're here to help! This activity book covers 50 foundational phoneme-grapheme correspondences (starting with s-a-t-p-i-n!). Foolproof Phonics Part 1 was developed with teachers and phonics experts and is curriculum-aligned, making it the perfect tool for young readers. Get ready for a hilarious reading adventure!For ages 5-6

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Digital Product Ages 5-6
Foolproof Phonics Part 1

Foolproof Phonics Part 1

"S-a-t-p-i-n? Who sat on a pin? Are they okay? Should I call an ambulance?"These are all pretty common questions when first getting into phonics. Don't worry, we're here to help! This activity book covers 50 foundational phoneme-grapheme correspondences taught in Reception (starting with s-a-t-p-i-n!). Foolproof Phonics Part 1 was developed with teachers and phonics experts and is aligned to the National Curriculum, making it the perfect tool for young readers. Get ready for a hilarious reading adventure!For ages 4-5

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Digital Product Ages 4-5
Foolproof Phonics Part 1

Foolproof Phonics Part 1

"S-a-t-p-i-n? Who sat on a pin? Are they okay? Should I call an ambulance?"These are all pretty common questions when first getting into phonics. Don't worry, we're here to help! This activity book covers 50 foundational phoneme-grapheme correspondences taught in Reception (starting with s-a-t-p-i-n!). Foolproof Phonics Part 1 was developed with teachers and phonics experts and is aligned to the National Curriculum, making it the perfect tool for young readers. Get ready for a hilarious reading adventure!For ages 4-5

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Foolproof Phonics Part 1

Deep Dive

Read our report on the Science of Reading. Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This report provides an easy to understand overview of each of these pillars and explains the important connection between how the brain learns to read (the Neuroscience of Reading) and how we teach children to read (The Science of Reading Instruction). It also explains why helping children build connections between letters and sounds, through phonics and phonemic awareness, is so crucial for the developing reading mind. This report is perfect for sharing with colleagues and friends!