Why we love Phonics

Why We Love Jolly Phonics

19 December 2019
Posted by: Chelsea

Our world-renowned literacy program “Jolly Phonics”continues to generate much interest and discussion.

Jolly Phonics uses the synthetic phonics method of teaching letter sounds for reading and writing in a way that is fun and multi-sensory. Following the mastery of sounds, children learn to decode phonetic words which helps them tobecome fluent beginner readers.

Founded in 1987, the Jolly Phonics materials are used for the teaching of literacy and music skills in more than 100 countries on five continents. Some have even adopted Jolly Phonics as government policy.

Research indicates the early introduction of literacy gives children a flying start to their education. The Jolly Phonics approach is widely considered one of the most effective way to teach children how to read and write in English. 

According to Policy Brief No 13 2008 from the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne on Literacy in Early Childhood, children that enter primary school without already having a strong foundation of literacy often struggle to keep up with their peers

The benefits of the early introduction to literacy through Jolly Phonics include:

  • Improved cognitive development
  • Improved confidence & self-esteem
  • Enhanced emotional and social skills
  • Better chance of academic success in school and occupational success after school
  • Improved oral communication and motor skills
  • An overall love for reading, writing and learning

Yes, it’s an impressive list.

One of the other things we love about the program is that’s it’s fun for kids which is why it’s so successful.

Not only that, on the front page of The West Australian recently the Federal Government announced increased funding for literacy training to include… phonics!

See the article below.

This further proof of the benefits of Jolly Phonics and why we chose it for our curriculum.

We’re confident your child will love the songs, crafts and activities that are part of the curriculum. They’ll experience proven learning methods that teach literacy while letting kids be kids… what could be better than that?

We’re confident your child will love the songs, crafts and activities that are part of the curriculum. They’ll experience proven learning methods that teach literacy while letting kids be kids… what could be better than that?

So remember to book your no-cost, no-obligation enrolment meeting today because when you do you receive a ticket to enter the draw for a chance to win free childcare with us for a year! Terms & conditions apply. 

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