Phonics is fundamental in helping our children read, write and spell. Where possible, children need to me exposed to lots of words, books and texts to support in their knowledge of recognising letters and their sounds and begin to apply their knowledge in both reading and writing of words.
A great way to support your child is with flashcards as children need to be able to recognise and read letters and sounds automatically. Children need to keep being exposed to these sounds in order to remember them so pinning new sounds up around the house or sticking them on the fridge will allow them to say them as often as possible.
When out and about encourage children to look for words with specific sounds, can they think of words containing those sounds. Practise writing the sounds too.
There are lots of other ways in which you can support your child at home with phonics including:
* Listening to your child read daily
* Reading aloud to your child
* Shared reading
* Talk, talk, talk - model good speaking and listening and introduce new vocabulary
The link below will take you to the Little Wandle support for parents page. It is full of fantastic resources to help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some very useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home.