Progressive Phonics is a very inclusive phonics program offering an easy to learn system that incorporates read-with-me style books, worksheets, and fun games for a complete phonics experience.
Whether you have a visual or kinesthetic learner, Progressive Phonics has you covered. The books for this program are available to to read online or download them on your computer to read offline, which is especially great for days when you do “school-on-the-go” (ie., reading while waiting at the doctor’s office, etc.). We have often been known to take our tablet outside or to the park for some extra fun reading time. If you have a reader who prefers the feel of a book in their hands, or who doesn’t do well with digital material, the books are also available for printing.
As for the style of the books, we adore their format! Each book gives the child a different phonetic sound, with a list at the front of the book of all the words that will be included. (Since our little reader is pretty advanced we generally skip going over the word list and let him experience them as he reads).
The worksheets* that are included are a super addition to the system. By incorporating the use of the worksheets children gain a better visual recognition for the words they are reading. They also work on tracing, handwriting, copying, and spelling skills.
The final part of the Progressive Phonics system is the game time. Each book has its own set of matching cards available for printing. Playing the matching game gives kids another way to recognize the words and sounds. When we do this with the Muffin Man we have him read to us each card he turns over, that way he gets more practice verbalizing the sounds.
Progressive Phonics is truly and inclusive program designed to fit any style of learning. If this program were available for sale, I would expect to pay no less than $150-200 for all of the books, worksheets, and games. The lovely people at Progressive Phonics, however, believe that anyone should be able to teach a child to read, and have made this curriculum ABSOLUTELY FREE of charge! Visit their website to get started today.
*Due to website redesign, the worksheets are currently unavailable, but Progessive Phonics assures us on their website that they are coming back soon, and better than ever!*