A review of our nation’s literacy statistics reveals that we are not effectively teaching our children how to read. A mounting body of research clearly indicates that most children need explicit instruction as to the relationship between sounds and letters. With phonics, children have a strategy to tackle nearly 85% of the words they encounter. Most importantly, efficient decoding is the critical first step needed for comprehension.
Whole Phonics is a social enterprise committed to supporting communities in need. A percentage of the sales will be directed to assisting schools with the weakest reading scores. We also aim to support teachers in their quest to teach all children to read, which includes knowledge of phonics instruction. With super fun materials and teacher education, we can improve our literacy statistics. Let’s make sure that every child has the tools needed for a productive life.