Genki Phonics 2.0: Insane Reading!

Click the letters, hear the sounds:

Phonics Games:
Which game can you do the fastest?
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For parents, how to teach phonics at home...
(or for teachers who want results in just 5 minutes per lesson...)
This is the method that was researched by Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Here are the printable 90 page pdf A4 phonics posters from the video:

+ NEW: Whether it's "Fip and Fop the fit and fat Frogs" or "Wild West Will with his Wig in a Well" there are now over 20 original, super fun Phonics stories included with the pdf posters!



These posters are fully guaranteed. If they don't help your child/children to read,
just send me an email and I'll give you a full refund!
Yes, I'm that confident in how well they work! :)

* Teachers: If you don't have the Genki English Teacher's Set yet you can get the
Download Teacher's Set and then download the posters today.

And if you want to introduce writing as well, this is the video to teach phonics in longer lessons with writing.
It works great in .

You can also purchase the 90 page pdf phonics workbook from the video which features the writing practice:
Genki Phonics Workbook



As with the posters above, these workbooks too are fully guaranteed.
If they don't help your child/children to read,
just send me an email and I'll give you a full refund!

* Teachers: If you don't have the Genki English Teacher's Set yet you can get the
Download Version and download the posters today!

Here's a quick run down of all the phonics gestures:

Phonics Review Song:

Song taken from the Teacher's Set


The idea of phonics is that you teach your students the various English sounds, then the letters they correspond to. The advantage of this over simply teaching the alphabet is that once they have mastered the main sounds, they can then read many English words.

On this page kids will find computer games to cover the basics, and the posters above to teach just about everything. So tell your students about this page so they can practise at home, it's a great way to show parents how well you are teaching them in class!

With the phonics posters the children will automatically get the correct sounds, but for parents and teachers you can simply click the sounds at the top of this page to hear how they should sound.

You have the vowels, the consonants and several "blend" and "combination" sounds where consonants are used together. Move your mouse over the sounds to hear them pronounced, or click on the pictures to hear them.

Most areas of the World pronounce consonants in the same way, however regional accents appear in the vowel sounds. New Yorkers have different vowels from Texans, Londoners are different from Glaswegians. Here I've presented two variations. When you teach, choose one, but make sure the kids also know there are many variations.

The games on here are great as the time limits really make sure the kids start listening and not just looking at the letters (hence why kids will always beat adults!). The pronunciation has no strange accents and above all they are fiendishly addictive games!

Here are a few extra tips and tricks:


How to use the computer games on this page

At Home: First of all the parent and child should play around with the talking phonics table at the top of this page. When that gets a little boring, have a try at one of the games. Take it in turns to see who can get the highest score! Then play around a little more, then try the next game. Then you can work through the workbook.

Private English Classes: If you don't have computers in class what I would recommend is to do the normal Phonics Course (see the video above) during the lessons, and then give the games on this page as homework. The kids can play their games at their own pace, record their best times and then compare them in the next lesson. And remember the golden rule "Losing doesn't mean losing. It's just another chance to try again!"

Elementary School:
According to the Ministry of Education the main aim in Elementary School should be for the kids to develop a love for English and be able to communicate in it. Hence have a look at my curriculum page. But if you have the time then phonics can be a fantastic way to get the kids used to English sounds. The best way to do this is to use the books as above and use the school's computer room. Ideally it would be one kid per computer, but obviously this depends on how many machines you have! First of all show the students this page, and let them play around on the talking part at the top. Then after a few minutes let them try the first game on their own. After a couple of tries, have a class competition! This is where the games really work! The teacher says "Go!" and the kids all press start at the same time. Who's the quickest? It's a great motivation builder and as the tiles come up randomly it gives kids who are maybe weaker at English just as much chance to win! Once you've done that a couple of times, let the kids play freely on the next game, and then do another class challenge. And of course this page is great as homework. The kids can do some great English practise at home and their parents can see the progress they are making. That's the reason why instead of making these games into a CD, I put them on the site for free, so that anyone can freely use them and get the basic English sounds sorted! So tell everyone you know about the page and let's get everyone genki about English!

Junior High School: Teaching the first year junior high students phonics makes a huge difference. It is actually one of the methods recommended by the Ministry of Education and the influence phonics has on the kids' ability to read cannot be underestimated. So try the phonics posters above and prepare for the praise you'll receive from the other teachers for making their job that much easier!

Adults: Kids will always be better than adults at these games, but if you are studying English then this page can be really useful too! Just one thing to watch out for is not to start saying the letters in your native language (such as "bu", "da" etc. for Japanese speakers), but to really try with the real English sounds. If you try really hard then most of the English sounds are presented in these games, which means by using this page you should be able to read almost any English!!

Let your students have a go and see how they get on!

If you have any comments or questions I'd like to hear them, please get in touch!

And if you have any friends who you think would like this page, please tell them about !!

I got the inspiration for this from working on a similar page for learning Japanese "hiragana" and "katakana" - you can have a look on the Genki Japan Page!
Or if you teach math, have a look my fun math games

Printable PDF A4 Phonics Posters:
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