Sounds-Write Phonics Resources for Parents and Carers: COVID 19 update

Hi all, we are making some resources available for parents and carers that want to support their children with Sounds-Write at home.

1: For children in Reception/ Kindy

Free online courses: Help your child to read and write

As some of you already know, our two courses Help your Child to Read and Write teach parents and carers how to get their 4- and 5-year olds on the way to literacy.

The first one, available here, has always been free: https://www.udemy.com/course/help-your-child-to-read-and-write/

This first course includes all the know-how and resources to get your child started, by introducing all the one-to-one spellings in the context of word reading, word building and sound-swap with simple CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words, as well as the skills they need to succeed. 

We have decided to make the second one free as well (until further notice) to help parents and carers whose children are at home because of the COVIC 19 pandemic.

The second course is available here: https://www.udemy.com/course/help-your-child-to-read-and-write-part-2/learn/

You can also access all the resources you’ll need for the courses through the Udemy courses themselves.

Decodable readers

There are two collections of decodable readers that accompany the courses. They are available on Amazon as Kindle books (and free if you have Kindle unlimited). Just go to Amazon and look for:

Phonic stories to read at home: Help your child to read and write: a
Sounds-Write reader for Units 1 to 7
Phonic stories to read at home 2: Help your child to read and write: a Sounds-Write reader for Units 8 to 11

Activity books for the Initial Code:

If you enjoy working with your child through these activities, you might also want to purchase these two practice books (also available through Amazon)

Help your child to read and write: Sounds-Write Activity Book, Initial Code Units 1-7
Help your child to read and write: part 2: Sounds-Write Activity Book, Initial Code Units 8-11

Initial Code app

If you have an iPad or a tablet our app, you can download our app. It is called Initial Code, by Sounds-Write Ltd.

There is a free version of the app with some sample lessons and a full version for sale too.

The app offers a variety of activities to develop the skills of segmenting and blending, word reading and writing and some sentence reading and writing.

The app has been designed to introduce the sound-spelling correspondences in the Initial Code of the Sounds-Write program.

2 Free Sounds-Write Games for Older Children

For older children in Year 1 or Year 2, we have also provided a free 60-page e-book with a selection of games from our book Phonics Games
and Activities for the Extended Code
. You can access them for free

4 thoughts on “Sounds-Write Phonics Resources for Parents and Carers: COVID 19 update

  1. Thank you SO much. I’ve shared with friends, family and the local community.

    1. Lovely, as always, to hear from you Rosemary, and thanks for writing in. It’s always a pleasure to be able to offer a small contribution. Best regards, John

  2. Thank you. Amongst the uncertainty, we as educators can maintain some certainty. Our students need us to continue to teach and show them that we can support each other.

    1. It’s a pleasure, Nazlia. I hope the materials we’ve released or made available help to support teachers and parents.

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