Sounds Write

1: For children in Reception – Free online courses: Help your child to read and write

As some of you already know, the two courses Help your Child to Read and Write teach parents and carers how to get their 4- and 5-year olds on the way to literacy.

The first course has always been free. This course includes all the know-how and resources to get your child started, by introducing all the one-to-one spellings in the context of word reading, word building and sound-swap with simple CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words, as well as the skills they need to succeed. 

Sounds Write have decided to make the second course free as well (until further notice) to help parents and carers whose children are at home because of the COVIC 19 pandemic.

Decodable readers

There are two collections of decodable readers that accompany the courses. They are available on Amazon as Kindle books (and free if you have Kindle unlimited). Just go to Amazon and look for:

  1. Phonic stories to read at home: Help your child to read and write: a Sounds-Write reader for Units 1 to 7
  2. Phonic stories to read at home 2: Help your child to read and write: a Sounds-Write reader for Units 8 to 11

2: Free Sounds-Write Games for Older Children

For older children in Year 1 or Year 2, we have also provided a free 60-page e-book with a selection of games from our book Phonics Games and Activities for the Extended Code

You can also download free decodable Books that follow the sounds-write order sequence.