Videos

Phonic Books for Catch-Up Readers

An Introduction to Dandelion Books


How to Use the Phonic Code

Pip the Ant, from Dandelion Books, demonstrates the sounds of the alphabet. An interactive animated video clip recommended for beginner readers. Dandelion books are publised by Phonic Books.

English Phonic Code

How to pronounce the English phonic code


Dandelion Books

Dandelion Books is a phonic reading scheme for young readers, approved by the UK Department of Education. This introduction explains the rationale behind it, who created it and demonstrates its special features.

What is a Phoneme?


What is a Grapheme?

Synthetic Phonics

Why Synthetic Phonics is the most effective method to teach children to read. This video explains why English is so difficult.