A high-quality systematic synthetic phonics reading resource – that works by playing decodable card games.


All age students and children can learn to read by laughing and playing and having fun.

The structure is in 15 phonic reading Stages – 5 stages in each box:

Play the games at each of the stages

Box 1: Approx Reading Age 6 – 7 ½ yrs, Interest level 5 - 95 yrs

Each stage practices the phonic rules below, building on the previous stage

StageWord examples
Stage 1 cvcsat yes big fox hug
Stage 2 ccvcpram shall trip snack
Stage 3 cvcc and ccvccleft best crash drank
Stage 4 two syllable wordsmagnet instruct
Stage 5 ‘ar’ - ‘or’ - ‘er’car port standard

Box 2: Approx Reading age 7 ½ - 9 yrs, Interest level 5 - 95 yrs

Each stage practices the phonic rules below, building on the previous stage

StageWork examples
Stage 6 split digraphmake these fine code tuneful
Stage 7 vowel digraphs and trigraphssnail seen light boat statue
Stage 8 alternative vowel digraphsboy out paw
Stage 9 two syllable wordslimit pilot
Stage 10 three syllable wordconsider discontent

Box 3: Approx Reading age 9-15 yrs, Interest level 5 - 95 yrs

Each stage practices the phonic rules below, building on the previous stage

StageWord examples
Stage 11 ‘c’ as in /s/mice pencil succeed
Stage 12 ‘g’ as in /j/gem page rigid
Stage 13 consonant-lecandle sensible
Stage 14 four syllable wordsindependent
Stage 15 suffixes with ‘ti’ ‘ci’ ‘si’electrician
  • Get it, Match it and Take it card games enable students and children to practise, reinforce and consolidate reading.
  • Use it card game develops sentence construction and increases vocabulary knowledge.
  • Explanation Card explains what each Stage is and how to teach that stage

That’s all that’s needed as the structure has been put together by a phonics specialist

Progress with reading is inevitable; the learner picks up the phonic patterns easily and then reinforces them every time they play the games, over and over again.

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