The secret to expanding your phonics games bank

When I first started teaching phonics we were given a small games bank of ideas for using in our lessons. Later, I realised that whilst some games (like duck duck goose) are really good for teaching phonics, and there are other creative adaptations of games like...

Teaching Super Simple Songs

Music from Super Simple Songs is a staple for many (if not most) very young learner classrooms. But, did you know, they have lots of resources on their website for teaching many of their most popular songs, including suggestions for how to teach the actions (TPR),...

Using puppets in your phonics class

Here’s an activity with a puppet I’m looking forward to using in my phonics classes. Puppets are often used to help with error correction in very young learner classes in a way that doesn’t make them feel self-conscious, or wrong. Here’s an...