Phonics Websites



A free website to teach children to read. Perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Contains exciting interactive books and phonics games.


BBC Education: Words and Pictures


This BBC site does a fabulous job of integrating audio and animation into a really fun learning experience. Try Jim's Crankophone for practice in distinguishing vowel sounds in Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words. Use the teacher's panel to control which vowels are tested. I also liked the ten long-vowel poems ("Mr. Creep is hardly sweet. He's got three legs and smelly feet.") with voice-over and activities.



I Know That: Phonics


Interactive worksheets where the word search puzzles actually pronounce and spell each word as you find it! Phonics is all about the learning of sounds, and this site has plenty of sound. It's colorful, fun and has lots of variety, even though it's not complete yet. For example, short vowels are covered, but long vowels are not. As you finish each game, you earn certificates that can be printed or e-mailed to friends, family and teachers.




Reading Games for Young Kids


This site houses reading games according to age level.