Top Ten FREE Online Phonics Resources for Preschool, Kindergarten and Beyond

Since beginning home schooling with my youngest daughter, I’ve learned what a vital role phonics plays.

Sometimes, worksheets and early readers become rote and boring. In looking for resources for practicing phonics concepts, I came across a handful of free resources online.


This extensive site can be used from preschool all the way to an SAT review! We’re just starting to explore this site in my home, and I’m sure it will meet needs for many years.


2. Starfall

This is our all time favorite! We started out with the letter recognition, which has loads of fun animated videos. We’re now working on the short stories in the Learn to Read section.


3. Fun Fonix

Geared for preschool through second grade, this website has customizable phonics worksheets as well as free phonics games your children can play online.

4. soft

This is listed as ages preschool through middle school. I love that they have a separate phonics section, apart from their math and social studies.

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5. PBS Kids Between the Lions

Head over to PBS Kids for some reading fun with the Between the Lions gang. My children love to watch the show clips, too.


6. earobics

Hear, you’ll find games ranging from simple letter/sound recognition to poetry concepts and antonyms. It’s geared more toward the early grades,(first through third) but still looks like fun.


7. Fisher Price Phonics game

Have some fun with your young preschool children from this Fisher Price online game. You can practice beginning sounds here.


8. Knowledge Adventure Phonics

The phonics section is a very small part of this extensive site. I love that the games are arranged by subject, and you can also search by age.


9. I Know That!

There are a variety of free games here, but to unlock the entire website requires a paid membership. I was able to access some short vowel games, which is what we’re working on currently at home.

10. Your child Learns

You can have your children play the games online here, or download an older version for free. (PC only)

There is a listing of watercolor animals that would be a great way to create letter flashcards.

How about you? What is your favorite free online resource? If I’ve missed one here, or if you’ve tried any of these out, be sure and leave a comment! 

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Dianna Kennedy is the mother of six, writing at The Kennedy Adventures. She shares resources for Catholic homeschooling, including printable Rosary cards for children and Saint Fun Fact Cards. Connect with her on G+, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


  1. Dee says

    Loved looking at all of these. Number 8 thought does not have a good link to it. Looking forward to checking these out. Thanks for providing.

    • says

      Dee ..
      Try — this should take you to the games. I can’t get back in to edit it … thank you for letting me know!

  2. says

    This is awesome! I run a daycare and hope to homeschool, so this is great! We have a link party ending tonight… would you like to add it to our link party too? You could be featured next week!

    -Newest Follower

  3. says

    We love! My two-year-old considers it a real privelege. Another great site for toddlers is It’s not for phonics, but it teaches the kids basic computer skills. My son can already navigate to Netflix and start up his own movie! I have more free online resources for homeschooling on my website. Happy Homeschooling!

    • says

      Fungooms looks cool! I was amazed at how fast my children all learned keyboard and mouse skills. It seriously only took them a few weeks!
      Thanks for coming by!

  4. Heidi says

    Thanks so much for these ideas! Marked a number of them as ones I’m going to send my kids to! Another one that we use daily is I homeschool & that sight pretty much teaches spelling for me:). Works great for anyone though…you can add your own spelling lists or use ones they have!


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