Trainertext Visual Phonics Flashcards
How to Use the Flashcards
Game 1: Flash Flip
First, go through the cards asking your child to say the name of the character. Once they have learned them all, go through and ask them to say the sound the characters are representing. The first sound of the character’s name is the sound that they are representing.
Game 2: Secret Word Creator
Put 3 cards down in a row and ask your child to sound out the characters and tell you what word you have created. Then it can be their turn to create a word for you!
Game 3: Sound Switch Game
Once you can make little words with the images, you can start building phonemic awareness by swapping the cards to make new words. For example, put the monkey, ant and toad down. Then ask your child to change one of the cards to make the word ‘made’.
Game 4: Trainertext Scramble
If you notice your child sometimes confusing vowel sounds, then this is the game for you! Select two vowel sounds, and then select an additional 3-5 consonant sounds. Then, work together to create as many different words with those sounds as possible.
It’s okay to create nonsense words! The goal is to get them engaged with manipulating those vowel sounds so that they become more deeply embedded.
Amazon Reviewers Say…
My daughter found the characters hilarious, so memorised their names very easily. Each character represents a sound, and she also cottoned on to this pretty quickly. With the card games she’s been sounding out and building words easily, something she usually struggles with. Can already see it’s helping with her reading. Great product!L.R. (Amazon reviewer)
We are doing the Easyread online system, and I purchased this card set to help my son learn his Easyread characters. I really like this system because the characters are fun and easy for kids to remember, and they really do seem to help my son work on learning how to read by decoding words. The card set itself is actually very nice – the cards feel great in my hand, just like a professional deck of cards, and my son loves to play with them, shuffle them, and make up his own phonics games!E. Gordon (Amazon Reviewer)