The games are short (5-10 mins long) and use either wooden word blocks or wooden sound cubes (alongside downloadable game boards/activity sheets).

In total, there are 20 games. The first 10 games are word, spelling and sentence making games using the word blocks. The next 10 games are phonics word making games using phase 2 and 3 sound cubes. The word and sound games can be played at each phase of reading (phase 2; phase 3 and Phase 4). All games can be played throughout the academic year as the child’s reading progresses through DfES ‘Letters and Sounds’ phases 2, 3 and 4. Each game can be re-played downloading the relevant level board (orange, purple or green).

The Reception Reading pack empowers parents to teach their child to read at home using the synthetic phonics approach. The pack comes with teaching materials and a comprehensive guide that explains everything right from the beginning so that a parent does not need specialist knowledge to help their child learn to read at home. There is also an accompanying instructional video parents can access free of charge, once they have bought the pack to learn how to teach reading at home and get the most out of the supplied resources (Sound cards; magnets; sound cubes; High Frequency Words). In addition, parents also gain free access to home reward charts and a home learning diary where they can chart their child’s learning progress across the DfES Letters and Sounds Phases 2, 3 and 4.