Tuesday, 7 February 2012

My Phonics Kit Review

Much-loved characters Biff, Chip and Kipper are offering a helping hand in run up to the Government’s new phonics check. 

This summer all six year olds in schools across the UK will be having the first ever phonics checks. To help children prepare for these checks Oxford University Press have just launched a new phonics activity pack that is designed to support parents whose children are in Year 1 and will be undertaking the first national phonics reading checks.

My Granddaughter is in year 1 and is already familiar with Biff, Chip and Kipper so I was curious to see what the kit is all about and how it can help our kids. 

The kit comes in a handy pouch that includes a CD-ROM with eBooks and phonics support, reward chart, sticker sheet, tips for parents and 3 phonics workbooks. It has been created by educational experts, to be totally in line with how children learn to read in school. The Kit combines decoding practise with engaging stories and interactive features – making learning to read a fun and exciting journey.

My Granddaughter come to stay with us over the weekend and I was keen to see what she thought. We liked the kit most because it looks like a 'play schools' game and as I'm a strong believer in kids enjoying education especially reading this really appealed to us.

The activities inside the workbooks are very well designed and my Granddaughter enjoyed them so much that she thought she was playing a game of schools rather than practising for a Government check.

'My Phonics Kit’ is widely available to purchase at a RRP of £9.99 
 It is the latest addition to the wide range of Oxford University Press phonics resources for parents, which includes free eBooks and advice on www.oxfordowl.co.uk

*This product was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this review. I have received no financial reward for writing this post and as a family we always give an honest and unbiased opinion.*  


  1. My eldest is in his first year at school, and a great friend of Kipper, Biff and Chip.
    Might look into this as a handy activity to keep him learning over the Easter hols.
    Had no idea the kids were having their phonics checked (where exactly are their phonics?) ;-D

  2. Hi Donna, We didn't realise the kids were having phonic checks either until I heard about this pack. Its a great kit...Our Granddaughter really likes it x



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