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Jolly Phonics: Hi, I’m Tim from The Magic Crayons. I am a GradDipT, CELTA, and CELTYL qualified Primary and Kindergarten Teacher from the UK working at a Tokyo International School as an English Language Support teacher (ELS/EFL), IT Integration Specialist, and Teacher Librarian.

I have been teaching English in Japan since 2005 at preschools and kindergartens around Tokyo, including the Takaharu Tezuka designed Montessori Fuji Yochien. Since 2012 I have successfully taught English at International preschools and elementary schools in Japan, plus my own Tim Sensei Saturday school of English, with over 60 students aged 2 to 8.

I was introduced to Jolly Phonics by respected teachers and i in turn introduced them to a number of international school kindergartens in Tokyo. They were the cornerstone of learning at my own school with parents and students delighted by the results.

I continue to recommend them as they are an established and recognised method of helping students to learn to read (and write) English in a straightforward and easy to teach manner. They are as successful at home as they are in the classroom.

Mr. Tim - The Magic Crayons - マジッククレヨン-学校

Jolly Phonics Teaching tips for parents and teachers

Useful links to the Jolly Phonics website
Jolly Phonics And The UK National Curriculum
Parent/Teacher Guide. English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Ukrainian versions.
Free Parent & Teacher Resources
Please visit back during the summer recess for more details
• Be sure to buy the Print rather than Precursive resources
• To read aloud any word children need to learn all the 42 letter sounds.
• I recommend the books because of the content, and the success I see with my students, but they do represent fantastic value compared to the price of other texts.

The books for the program of 42 letter sounds

Jolly Phonics Workbook 1: In Print Letters: s, a, t, i, p, n
Jolly Phonics Workbooks 2: In print
Letters c k, e, h, r, m, d.
Jolly Phonics Workbook 3: In Print Letters: g, o, u, l, f, b
Jolly Phonics Workbook 4: Letters: ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or
Jolly Phonics Workbook 5: In Print Letters, z, w, ng, v, short oo, long oo
Jolly Phonics Workbook 6: In Print Letters: y, x, ch, sh, th soft, th hard
Jolly Phonics Workbook 7: qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar

Books 1 to 7 in a set

Jolly Phonics Workbooks 1-7

Student work books

Jolly Phonics Student, Book 1

Mini flash cards

Jolly Phonics Picture Flashcards (in Print Letters)
Print, rather than precursive. Only play with the letters that your student or child has learned so far. Do not be tempted to skip ahead.
A box of 60 cards. Also includes 17 alternative letter sound spellings.

Jolly Phonics Wall Displays

Jolly Phonics Wall Frieze Wall Chart
Display this permanently where children are able to see it. They can see their own progress through the 42 sounds and refer to it without asking you. Just remember to cover it during assessments.
More here over the summer vacation

English books

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