Busy Things hosts over 900 award-winning educational games and activities for children between the ages of 3 and 11. The phonics area is designed specifically to help parents teach their children to read. Our fabulous collection of over 60 phonics games are all designed around the UK government-endorsed Letters and Sounds programme.
These aren’t the only educational games for kids we have to offer, either. There’s also a huge selection of activities to help your children develop their skills in other key areas, including geography, science, music and art, and maths games.
If you’re confused about phonics, our Help area outlines the stages of a typical phonics programme and gives short definitions of the terms used.
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Phonics games for Ages 3 to 5
Our early phonics games get children interested in listening carefully for differences in every day sounds. Children are asked to identify and separate different animal sounds, instrumental sounds and even sounds such as stamping and clapping.
Once their listening skills are finely tuned they can begin to listen carefully to the sounds within individual words.
Phonics games for Ages 5 to 7
Children progress from listening to every day sounds to listening to letter sounds - known as phonemes. As they learn their letter sounds they begin to recognise the letter that matches that sound.
Once they have learn't some letters and their sounds they can move onto to Busy Things phonics games that help them to build simple words.
Phonics games for Ages 7 to 5
Older children playing our phonics games will soon learn that there is more than one way to spell the same sound! Our games will help them identify words that contain different spellings of the same sound, for example 'chain' and 'plane'.
As they progress children can have fun playing with reading captions, building simple sentences and recognising homophones and compound words!
Use our phonics resource maker to print your own literacy and phonics games
A Busy Things family subscription gives you access to a powerful tool to make your own paper-based literacy and phonics games you can use to help develop key skills.
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