Online Games

Teachers' Favourites

Teachers’ Favourites

Links to literacy websites that focus on developing phonological awareness and offer a range of online games and printable resources.

BBC River Rhyming

BBC – River Rhyming

Help the animated character cross the river by matching words that rhyme.

Scholastic - Reggie the Rhino

Scholastic – Reggie the Rhino

Use words and pictures to find words that rhyme.

Professor Garfield - Chicken Coop Game

Professor Garfield – Chicken Coop Game

A game to help children isolate and identify the sounds at the beginning of words.

Scholastic - Clifford the Dog Sound Match

Scholastic – Clifford the Dog Sound Match

A picture-matching game that helps children focus on the sounds at the beginning of words. May require initial adult guidance as instructions are not intuitive.

Apps

Phonics Rhyming Bee

Phonics Rhyming Bee

An app to help children recognise rhyming words with short vowel sounds.

Reading Magic

Reading Magic

Games to develop phonological and phonemic awareness and blending and segmenting skills.

Oz Phonics

Oz Phonics

No instructional content, just practice of skills. For example, no explanation of general rules for ‘bossy e’ or vowel digraphs. No corrective feedback.

Elkonin Boxes

Elkonin Boxes

A literacy tool for beginning readers. Good for phonemic awareness, not letter-sounds. Instructions are written so needs adult guidance.