1. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Phonics Fun Reading Program (Box Set) by Scholastic, Paperback: 16 pages, Publisher: Scholastic
This boxed set of 12 books shows Clifford, friends, and family in various adventures that reinforce Clifford’s values of caring, sharing, and being together. Each book points out the letters and sounds being focused upon, along with “words to learn”. Each simple booklet depicts Clifford in various adventures, from baking a cake for his friend Emily Elizabeth to rescuing a hive of bees to sharing a rainy day with a book and a friend. Emily Elizabeth introduces each story with an explanation of the sounds featured in that story: the final “e”; words that begin with “br,” “gr,” “tr,” and “dr”; the long “a,” etc. She encourages readers to pay attention to those sounds in that story and in the “many, many other stories” in which they appear. A letter included with the books describes ways of helping children learn to enjoy reading, and the whole collection is tucked into a handy cardboard carrying case with Velcro closure and plastic handle. ( Ages 4 to 8 ) – Emilie Coulter.
2. Fun with Phonics: Dive In! – 12 Copy Boxed set (Box Set) by Adrienne Betz, Paperback, Publisher: Disney Press
Designed for children who have had some practice reading simple words with short vowel sounds and are ready to learn more. Long vowel and short vowel sounds, along with basic sight words and word endings are covered in this set. Kids are transported from being ready to read to being real readers with these collections of lively stories that use carefully sequenced phonics. Each set includes twelve softcover storybooks, a bonus Make Your Own Sticker Storybook, four sheets of stickers, and an easy-to-follow parents’ guide. Stories within each set are leveled to help children develop and build their reading and comprehension skills.
3. Phonics: Grade K (McGraw-Hill Learning Materials Spectrum) by Mercer Mayer, Paperback: 160 pages, Publisher: McGraw-Hill
This workbook brings entertaining and educational material for the Grade 1 student in Phonics featuring the cast of the EmmyTM Award-winning AnimaniacsTM television series. 80 full-color pages including a full-color answer key.
4. Phonics (Phonics Interactive Workbook with CD-ROM) by Julie Orr, Julieb Rogalla, Arlene Henkel, Barbara Gregorich, Nan Brooks, Paperback: 80 pages, Publisher: School Zone Publishing Company
Double the learning fun with this engaging combination of CD-ROM and workbook. On the CD-ROM, sharpen your memory by matching names of items to the first letter of the words. Coloring, drawing, and painting activities provide hours of educational fun along with jokes, dot-to-dots, and movies. For additional practice, the workbook reviews important phonics concepts, including rhyming families, beginning sounds, blends, and vowels. The Resource Guide includes tips and suggested activities to enhance your child’s use of this early-learning program.