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Phonics reading resource – that works by playing card games.

Play the games at each of the stages and progress through the following reading stages easily

If you have been searching for a simple, effective, fun and quick game to play to boost reading ability, with children of all ages....you need look no further. trugs ‘does exactly what it says on the tin’ – teach reading using games.
Polly Bennett, NASEN Special Magazine

Help your children learn to read by laughing and playing and having fun.

Card games, Guess it, Match it and Take it at each stage makes reading practise easy and fun

The Clue card explains what each Stage is.

That’s all that’s needed because the structure has been put together by a dyslexia specialist

Progress with reading is inevitable; the children pick up the phonic patterns easily and reinforce them every time they play the games, over and over again.


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

StageWord 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 wordsconsider 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