What is Phonics?
Phonics is one of the primary building blocks of reading. It was the normal method for many years until the whole word method was brought in about 30 years ago. Using the whole word approach, children are asked to look at a whole word and become familiar with its spelling. The aim is that they will recognize it in future reading, and hopefully be able to spell it when they write it.
This is very useful in teaching primary school children
the phonetic sound of the letters of the alphabet.