Curriculum Review: Progressive Phonics

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).

Phonics_List Book_Sample






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!*


About The Humble Homeschooler

I never thought that the path of life would lead me into homeschooling, but when God called, we answered. We are blessed to have a son who has Asperger's and ADHD. This is a huge part of the reason we decided that homeschooling was the right option when we were called to do it. It can certainly be a challenge, but we take it one day at a time and learn as much as we can from our special boy. We wouldn't trade it for all the "normal" in the world !
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2 Responses to Curriculum Review: Progressive Phonics

  1. Justine says:

    Thanks for the review! I was wondering what your overall experience was with this program? Also how often did you introduce new books? It seems like a lot to sit down and do in one day but my daughter is also a quick learner.

    • Justine,

      I am so sorry for the delay in responding to you! Progressive Phonics is a program that is definitely made to be used over time. You can progress at your daughter’s own pace. There may be days she can read a lot, and others where she only gets through a little. Be sure to use the printable worksheets as well; they help with spelling, writing, and of course word recognition. My son could sometimes go through several pages and one or even two books in a day, but I would not want you to think that is the norm…there were plenty of days we could not get through half a book ! 🙂 Do what works best for your child.
      Thank you for reading The Humble Homeschooler !!!

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