Teach your child reading with our free app!
- The game takes children on a magical journey, meeting colourful characters along the way and collecting fantastic rewards. When children are engaged, they’re motivated to learn.
- As they progress, they rehearse a range of essential reading skills; matching letters to sounds, blending, segmenting, tricky words and reading full sentences.
- Find out exactly what the game covers.
Game 1: First Steps
FOR CHILDREN JUST STARTING TO LEARN LETTERS AND SOUNDS.
- First Steps gives children extra practice for whichever phonics scheme they’re using in school.
- Practice for 31 letter-sound combinations:
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, qu, v, w, x, y, z, zz
- Blending and segmenting practice with CVC words
- The first 6 non-decodable (‘tricky”) words
Game 2: Fun With Words
FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE CONFIDENT WITH EARLY LETTER-SOUND COMBINATIONS AND ARE STARTING TO READ SENTENCES.
- Fun With Words gives children extra practice for whichever phonics scheme they’re using in school:
- Practice of new letter-sound combinations:
- ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
- Lots of blending and segmenting practice with CVC, CVCC, CCV and CCVC words
- Practice of non-decodable (‘tricky’) words:
- he, she, the, to, we, me, be, was, no, go, my, you, they, her, all, are, said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do when, out, what
- Reading and comprehension of sentences, from short ones such as “Get the cat” to longer ones such as “Can you get me an owl that is not green or red?”
Game 3: Champion Reader
FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE CONFIDENTLY READING SHORT SENTENCES AND KNOW ALL OF THE BASIC LETTER-SOUND COMBINATIONS. CHAMPION READER IS OUR MOST ADVANCED GAME, CHILDREN MUST:
- be able to read and understand short sentences like: ‘Go and get me a black bee for my jar,’ she said.
- have secure knowledge of the following graphemes / phonemes:
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, qu, v, w, x, y, z, zz, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
- Introduces alternative spellings of sounds (e.g. /ai/ as used in eight and they)
- Introduces alternative pronunciations (e.g. i as pronounced in fin and find)
- More non-decodable (‘tricky”) words
- Lots of reading for meaning and comprehension – from sentences to magical little books