Use Hairy Phonics as a first approach to learning to read (4-7 years).
Rapid Learning – Animations teach all 44 grapheme-phonemes.
Playing games is the best way to learn – Sequence phonemes into whole words. Read sentences and learn ‘tricky’ sight words.
Encourage a love of learning – The cool Hairy characters will have children laughing as they learn.
Synthetic Phonics – Uses the method recommended by the Department for Education and looked for by school inspectors.
Structured and systematic – A colour-coded sequence that fits in with all the major phonic schemes such as Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds.
How good are your phonics? – Get prepared for school tests.
Phonics is the science behind learning to read and spell. Instead of just looking at a word and remembering it, phonics will help you to recognise the chunks of sounds that make up every word. Hairy Phonics will develop an understanding of the core concepts that underpin reading and spelling.
Technical requirements: Windows XP – Windows 8
Mac OSX 10.5 to 10.8 (not 10.9 or higher).
Not tablet compatible.
Assess phonic knowledge
- Games develop decoding skills, sight words and vocabulary
- 50+ animated phonemes
- Learn the process of blending (synthesis) and chunking (segmentation)