What is Jolly Phonics?
Do you feel that it is tough to teach your child the basic English alphabet? Then, try making him learn through sounds of letters so that when he hears a sound, he can tell the letter. This is the concept of Jolly phonics. It’s easy and straightforward.
You would be glad to know that Jolly Phonics is used in over 100 countries to teach students English. It has been there for 25 years.
It is a part of the UK syllabus for kindergarten kids and above. Teachers teach the children the sound of a letter. And then how to write it. So, the sound of a letter comes first, and then it comes.
What is Jolly Phonics Method?
There are 42 letter-based sounds. Now, there are only 26 letters in the English alphabet. But why are there 42 letter sounds?
It’s because some sounds are digraphs. One letter does not produce the sound, but a combination of two letters. Examples of such sounds are “or” and “ee”.
So, how do you learn? Children learn actions for each sound. So they learn the letter through the action and sound. Slowly and slowly, the child forgets the action and remembers the sound. So, when a word is told to him, he can come up with its letters.
Under this program, children learn six sounds in groups of seven. They include both single letter sound and two letter sounds. The students are told stories and songs for the actions and sounds for every letter. For example, when a child learns the letter “I”, he has to produce the sound “I”. This is the sound of a mouse. So, the child learns to produce the sound of a mouse for the letter “I’. Children learn the 42 letter sounds within nine weeks.
Jolly Phonics Tricky Words for Kids
Students are introduced with words in groups. It’s because students can learn new words in a group based on the words in the earlier group.
The lowest category in the Jolly Phonics tricky words list is:
Once you learn those, you can move ahead.
How to Learn Jolly Phonics 72 Tricky Words?
Learning these words is not so tough.
- By drawing in the air – Do you know that it’s the easiest way to learn the letters? Just draw them in the air with your hands. The teacher hides the word with her hand. If you have drawn it correctly, the teacher knows you have understood it. This approach is known as Look, Cover, Write and Check.
- The teacher says them – Just listen to your teacher when she says the words. This way, you can also grasp the letters of the word.
- Through a saying – The teacher will tell you a saying. Then note down the initials in the letters of the words of this saying. These are the same as the letters of the word. Easy, isn’t it
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