Phonickids teaches and promotes Jolly Phonics Methodology of learning how to read, spell and speak well in English. Phonickids teaches Phonics and related subjects to Children and Teachers. Phonickids Center for Children is based in Mumbai while Teacher Training Workshops are conducted across the globe.
Phonickids provides Advisory Services to Schools who wish to implement Jolly Phonics in their pre-primary and primary school curricullum.
Phonickids is also involved with several Not-for-Profit initiatives sponsored by Jolly Learning Ltd. of the UK. Phonickids has undertaken several Teacher Training Workshops for Municipal and Unprivelaged schools along with NGOs like ULS, Hope for Good, Akansha etc., across India and Abroad.
Ordinary human experience has demonstrated that sound and certain grammatical structures operating as sound bytes enable us to read better. What we read on the printed page is sound. Though what we read appears as something we see, that writing has to be mentally transposed into what we say. Phonics combines these enabling reading the right way. Phonics enables proper English pronunciations and spellings resulting in strong communication capabilities.
With age-old look-and-say method (i.e A for Apple), enables the child to read only those words that they have seen. The best time to introduce to a child is between 4 to 6 years, however if children above 6 years and upto 9 years have not developed good English reading, speaking and spelling skills, phonics will definitely help.
Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centered approach to teaching literacy through Synthetic Phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve.
Jolly Phonics methodology is owned & published by Jolly Learning Ltd UK, founded by Christopher Jolly. Jolly Learning was founded in 1987 and started selling the first of the Jolly Phonics products five years later. It uses the synthetic phonics method of teaching the letter sounds in a way that is fun and multi-sensory, enabling children to become fluent readers. The company now sells over 2 million publications each year and is used in over 100 countries around the world with some adopting Jolly Phonics as government policy.