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.
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.
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.
Head over to PBS Kids for some reading fun with the Between the Lions gang. My children love to watch the show clips, too.
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.
Have some fun with your young preschool children from this Fisher Price online game. You can practice beginning sounds here.
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.
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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