Teach Your Child To Read
We use the truly excellent range of Jolly Learning materials, designed and crafted with great care and with a real understanding of how children learn best to read and write. Now that a complete P1-7 programme is in place - with Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar 1-6 - the resources are there to support schools and parents in teaching literacy effectively and enjoyably.
All products are available directly from the Jolly Learning organisation, the details of which are shown at the foot of this page.
Jolly Phonics Handbook and Songs
The Phonics Handbook provides a comprehensive programme for teaching children to read and write through an early, systematic, phonics approach. This multi-sensory, straightforward programme makes learning fun and works for ALL pupils - boys and girls, visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners and children who have previously found reading and writing difficult skills to acquire. The Jolly Songs are a fun and interactive way of helping a child learn the 42 letter sounds of the English language. Each letter sound has its own, short song (sung to a well-known tune on the accompanying CD) and an associated action. There are also some simple games and activities to help your child recognise the letter sounds in words - ideal for car trips! Extensively used in schools and homes all around the world, Jolly Phonics teaches the skills for reading and writing in an effective and enjoyable way.
The Grammar Handbooks 1-6
Building on Jolly Phonics, The Grammar Handbooks 1-6 provide a thorough set of resources for teaching grammar, punctuation and spelling throughout the rest of the child's primary career - so the whole programme now covers all stages from Primary 1 to Primary 7. Introducing the essential elements of literacy and teaching them systematically while also enriching vocabulary, this multi-sensory approach gives children confidence in the accurate use of the English language orally and in writing.
The Music Handbook - Beginners, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
Jolly Music is based on the tried and tested principles of Hungarian composer and music educator Zoltan Kodaly. The approach is a multi-sensory one with children given the opportunity to become instant music makers without the need to learn how to play an instrument. Packed with fun games and activities, accompanied by a full set of CDs comprising all songs, rhymes and rhythms, this can be taught even by those with no musical experience. Pulse, rhythm, pitch, loudness and speed are taught with children ultimately learning how to read and write music.