Family Fun with Phonics
This program introduces families to the internationally recognized Jolly Phonics program and how to use it. It incorporates multi-sensory crafts and activities that pair with the phonics sounds to make learning fun and affordable. Designed to be self-directed, families can proceed through activities at their own pace and on their own time. We recommend this program for ages 5-6 but children as young as 3 can take advantage of the basic principles (songs, craft activities, learning the sound).
This program is offered to families in the Dartmouth area via a private Facebook group.
Programs run from November 7th, 2022 - February 13th, 2023, with another program beginning in March 2023.Register Here
Get familiar with the key principles of the Jolly Phonics program.
Download the Jolly Phonics Lessons app. It is affordably priced at under $20 CND. In it, 42 sounds are broken into seven groups, each containing six sounds. There is a Jolly Phonics Lesson for each sound. Get familiar with how the lessons are laid out.
Now take a look at the following instructional videos. There is a LOT of information included in these videos so please don’t worry if you don’t catch all of it. You will learn by doing!
There are more Jolly Phonics instructional videos here should you wish to view them to learn more or to see what the Jolly Phonics skills look like in practice.
Check out the resources we’ve assembled in the Family Fun with Phonics program below. Each slide is organized in the same way and each slide corresponds to a Jolly Phonics Lesson. This video will introduce you to the slides.
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Get Started. We recommend spending at least one week on each Jolly Phonics Lesson incorporating the activities below into your ‘play’. Don’t worry if your child isn’t interested at first - go at their pace and based on their mood and interests.
Group 2 (in progress):
Group 5 (coming soon):
Group 6 (coming soon):
Group 7 (coming soon):
This project was made possible through the support of the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration, Nova Scotia and the Halifax Youth Foundation.