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Guidance

Learning to read through phonics

This booklet explains why phonics should be used as a teaching aid and provides links to other resources.

Documents

Learning to read through phonics: information for parents

Details

Research shows that when phonics is taught in a structured way, starting with the easiest sounds and progressing through to the most complex, it is the most effective way of teaching young children to read. It is particularly helpful for 5- to 7-year-old children.