This review was given to me by jollyliteracy.com and just2ducks LLC. The following items were included for review:
Jolly Phonics Teacher's Book in print letters
Jolly Phonics Student Book 1, 2 and 3
Jolly Grammar 1 Teacher's Book in print letters
Jolly Grammar 1 Student Book
Jolly Songs in print letters
About: Jolly Phonics is a common core program that helps kids learn their Phonics so they can begin reading. They learn the sounds of the letters along with little reminding gestures to make it fun. The lessons are short and about a page long. This makes it go by quickly and nit overwhelming the child. The pages are full color as well. The song book comes with the CD so the kids can practice further with singing out their sounds they are learning.
Jolly Grammar teaches grammar and spelling rules. They do this through spelling lists and activities like unscramble sentances and maring current punctuation.
How we used: Since we are just learning our sounds we only used the Jolly Phonics, the teacher book, and song book. Each day we did a new page which housed a new sound. We would then listen to the songs to help enforce what we learned for the day and the past days as we went further through the book. Then their is also a color picture and word to go with the sound that I would have my son do during the day to keep up with what he learned that morning. The lesson also includes words for that sound and they get to write it. This helps teach them some basic words and understanding reading them. Letters are also taught in sound frequency vs in alphabetical order. Book 2 and three continues on with more words and then sentances. Lots of copy work for these lessons.
We did not get to the grammar books but we did look them over em for when time comes to use them. It goes over spelling, nouns, verbs, and adjitives in book one.
Overall we loved the books. The multisensory spin on learning helps retain what is taught. This is really good for kids that lack focus and getting them moving adds a new light to things to remember. I think any child struggling to read or needs help learning English would really benifit from these, either in the class or at home as a helper tool.
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