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What is Jolly Phonics?

Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centered approach to teaching literacy.With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. Complemented by Jolly Readers and Jolly Grammar, it teaches literacy the three years K-2 and covers key components such as, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
How does Jolly Phonics work?
Using a synthetic phonics approach Jolly Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing.

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Jolly Phonics Actions

s
Weave hand in an s shape, like a snake, and say ssssss

a  
Wiggle fingers above elbow as if ants crawling on you and say a, a, a.

t
Turn head from side to side as if watching tennis and say t, t, t.

i
Pretend to be a mouse by wriggling fingers at end of nose and squeak i, i, i.

p  
Pretend to puff out candles and say p, p, p.

n
Make a noise, as if you are a plane - hold arms out and say nnnnnn.

c k
Raise hands and snap fingers as if playing castanets and say ck, ck, ck.  

e
Pretend to tap an egg on the side of a pan and crack it into the pan, saying eh, eh, eh.

h
Hold hand in front of mouth panting as if you are out of breath and say h, h, h.

r  
Pretend to be a puppy holding a piece of rag, shaking head from side to side, and say rrrrrr.  

m  
Rub tummy as if seeing tasty food and say mmmmmm.  

d
Beat hands up and down as if playing a drum and say d, d, d.  

g
Spiral hand down, as if water going down the drain, and say g, g, g.

o
Pretend to turn light switch on and off and say o, o; o, o

u
Pretend to be putting up an umbrella and say u, u, u.  

l
Pretend to lick a lollipop and say l l l l l l.

f
Let hands gently come together as if toy fish deflating, and say f f f f f f.  

b
Pretend to hit a ball with a bat and say b, b, b.

j
Pretend to wobble on a plate and say j, j, j.  


z
Put arms out at sides and pretend to be a bee, saying zzzzzz.   

w
Blow on to open hand, as if you are the wind, and say wh, wh, wh.


v
Pretend to be holding the steering wheel of a van and say vvvvvv.   

y
Pretend to be eating a yogurt and say y, y, y.

x
Pretend to take an x-ray of someone with an x-ray gun and say ks, ks, ks.



Enjoy some of the Jolly
Phonics Songs with
your children at home.

 


Sample Page from
Grammar Book 1 -
Adjectives.

 


Jolly Phonics Poster
- Copy Cat

 
 


Jolly Phonics Poster
- Hot Cross Buns

 


Jolly Phonics Poster
- See-Saw

 


Jolly Phonics Parent
Information Guide

 
 
 
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