Kick Start Monster Phonics home learning with our Parent Starter Pack. This gives you everything you need to start learning phonics in a fun and engaging way.
- Grapheme Posters and the Sounds Card simplify learning phonics.
- Tricky and Decodable Word Cards help children quickly learn the high-frequency words taught in Reception.
- Spelling books provide the words lists for every spelling taught in Year 1 and 2. These are colour-coded to make learning easier.
- High-frequency word cards to accelerate learning to read and spell the most commonly used words.
Why is Monster Phonics improve learning?
Traditional ways of learning to spell can be time-consuming and for some children they are ineffective. Monster Phonics is colour-coded for sound to accelerate learning.
The colour coding of the spelling books is aligned with the Monster Phonics programme which recognises that children learn differently. It provides different memory cues for multiple ways of learning.
The 26 letters of the alphabet and combinations of these letters make 44 speech sounds in English.
The 44 sounds (phonemes) are spelt by 144 different letter combinations (graphemes). For example, the sound A is spelt 5 different ways ay (play), ai (train).
Monster Phonics categorises sounds into 10 areas and uses the Monsters as a categorisation. Each monster has a different colour. That colour represents that way of spelling the sound.
Children learn through the assignment of colour and the linkage of the sound, as well as seeing the colour, creating more ways of remembering the spelling.
In addition, Monster Phonics Apps are a useful home learning support and are available to purchase from the App or Play Store.