Phonics is one of the main methods of developing children’s reading skills. Studies among young learners have shown that early phoneme awareness and phonics teaching improves reading and spelling, and especially for second language learners, it makes learning the language easier.

As opposed to the “whole language” method of recognizing entire words, phonics uses a “part-whole” concept to teach the pronunciation of words. For example, a child will learn the “-at” sound, and then add consonants to it to form words like “cat, bat, hat, rat, fat”.

Phonics helps learners of a new language break words down into individual syllables, improving accuracy in pronunciation.

Kinderland Phonics Programme is a multi-sensory programme which stimulates children to learn through their senses- sight, sound, movement, speaking, reading and writing. Children see and understand the relationship between letters and their sounds and how ’talk’ is written down (encoded) and how ‘print’ is read (decoded). Through strong phonemic awareness development and regular practice in class, children develop confidence in reading and writing starting from a young age.