The Magical Concept

Phonics is the method of teaching English language by developing Phoneme awareness. It is the connection between graphemes (letter symbols) and Phonemes (letter sounds). Phonics is one of the primary building blocks of reading. Without an understanding between letter and sounds, reading cannot occur.

Right from childhood we have close association with sounds. Children are attracted to sound and replicate the same. The string of sounds form a word which in turn makes a sentence and all put together becomes a language.

Eg. (/b/ is buh) (/e/ is eh) (/d/is duh). Children learn the sounds of /b/, /e/, /d/ and blends the sounds (/buh-eh- duh/) to learn the word ‘bed’
Jolly Phonic is a synthetic phonic method and it is the effective teaching methodology followed worldwide. This multisensory method is specially designed and developed by Sue Lloyd and Sara Wernham and their work is published by Jolly Learning Ltd, U.K.

The courses are specially designed for children aged between 4 to 8 years. There are plenty of teaching aids which provides a structured lesson plan for each day of teaching.
How the concept is imparted?

Jolly Phonic is a multi sensory method used to introduce letter sounds. Every letter has a sound, song and action and they are taught together. Eg. Beat the drum and say ‘duh’ for /d/ sound. Every sound is taught with a story, song, action, activity sheet and so on.

The five basic skills of jolly phonics

Learning the letter sounds

Children learn 42 sounds with an action for each sound. This includes alphabet sounds and digraphs such as /ch/,/ /er/, /oa/etc.

Learning letter formation

Children learn the formation of each letter and write correctly.

Reading (Blending)

Children learn to blend the sounds together to make a word.

Identifying the sounds in words (segmenting)

Children identify the different sounds in a word and write correctly.

Tricky word

All the words in English cannot be read in Phonics he, one, said… The irregular spellings are read by sight word reading or made to spell repeatedly to gain spelling and reading fluency.

Through Jolly Grammar, the difficult and boring lessons are made interesting. Grammar is taught with actions and colour code for each topic like Noun, Verb, Adverb, Preposition, Adjective, Articles, Tenses and Punctuations. It also helps to build vocabulary and clear understanding of the concepts which is the base for any language development.