These catchy phonics songs teach word families, phonics rules, and spelling patterns that help kids learn to read through music and movement, using the free downloadable hand motion descriptions or our videos. These songs help kids learn words with sh, th, and ch words, too!
Along with teaching word families, phonics rules, and spelling patterns, this set of songs help kids learn words with sh, th, and ch! It also helps children learn to read words with long vowels spelled with vowel digraphs (vowel teams), such as ea, ee, ai, ay, oa, igh, and the final e or “Bossy E” spelling rule. Also included are songs for the diphthongs oi, oy, ou, ow, au, aw, and also the r-controlled vowels ar, er, ir, and ur. Kids with ADD, ADHD, autism, and other special needs learn particularly well with these songs because they are active, fun, and the music makes them stick in long term memory, like an “earworm” you just can’t forget! In addition to basic phonics skills, these songs promote better phonemic awareness skills and help kids develop the alphabetic principle.
Sounds Fun Phonics is an award winning system of teaching basic phonics rules, word families, and spelling patterns to beginning readers. This is an easy way to reinforce a child’s understanding of the relationships between letters and sounds. A strong understanding of phonics is essential for children who are getting ready to learn how to read. These songs and resources help to reinforce some of the most common letter combinations and sounds through engaging music. The music serves to reinforce these basic phonics rules and sound spelling patterns, so that they can learn to read, write, and spell quickly and easily. We recommend using the videos (on DVD or streaming online) or on CD in combination with the character flashcards for the most effective teaching results. Download the printable song lyrics and movements for fun and active learning. Or, get it on DVD in addition to the CD and have your child do the movements right along with Heidi’s team of multicultural friends on screen!
Ai/Ay-Hooray, Ar-Pirate, Au/Aw-Caw, Ch-Choo Choo, Ea/Ee-Whee, Er/Ir/Ur-Tiger, Ew-Monster, Igh-Sailor, Ing-King, Ink-Pink Ink, Oa-Tummy Ache, Oi/Oy-Piggy, Oo-Monkey, Or-Dinosaur, Ou/Ow-Howl, Sh-Quiet Girl, Th-Blowing Raspberries, Unk-Skunk, plus these basic phonics rules: Bossy E, Magic Y, Vowel Walk