EYFS Reading Games

These online reading games are intended for children in Nursery (age 3-4) and Reception (age 4-5). The nursery games  corrrespond to Phase 1 of the Letters and Sounds Programme. The Reception games correspond to Phase 2, Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the Letters and Sounds Programme.

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1. Welcometothezoo

1. Welcome to the zoo (Phase 1: Environmental Sounds)

An interactive animal sound matching game. Listen to the sound and then match it to the correct animal picture. (Phonics Play).

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2. Little people animal match

2. Little people animal match game (Phase 1: Environmental Sounds)

Children must listen to the animal sound being played and then decide which animal made the sound by clicking on the correct animal between two. (Fisher Price).

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3. Sound around Sound

3.  Sound Around Sound matching game (Phase 1: Environmental Sounds)

Match the various environmental sounds (e.g. telephone, the sea) to the correct picture depicting the sound. Great for developing attentive listening skills. (Cbeebies).

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4. Chit Chat Chest

4. Chit Chat Chest. (Phase 1: Environmental Sounds)

Children have to listen to the sound and then choose which object/thing made the sound. (CBeebies).

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6. Nursery Rhyme Colage Maker

5. Nursery Rhyme Collage Maker (Phase 1 Rhyme)

Choose a nursery rhyme then make a picture by dragging the characters and props into the scene. When you have finished, you can click Play to make the picture come to life and you can listen to the rhyme (CBeebies)

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7. Rhythm Safari

6. Rhythm Safari (Phase 1 Rhythm)

Listen to the animal names as they are tapped out for you, with one tap per syllable, e.g. 4 taps for rhinoceros, 1 tap for snake etc. Next you have to listen to a rhythm and click on the correct animal. In the next level you are shown an animal and have to click to produce the right rhythm. (CBeebies).

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 8. Hiding hippo

7. Hiding Hippo (Phase 1: Rhyming)

Choose the rhyme you would like, then roll the mouse over the rhyming objects, trying to remember all that is shown. The Hippo then hides one of the objects and you could together try and work out which object was hidden. Roll over each object and say “its not the ____, and its not the ______ etc”. Press ‘show’ to reveal the rhyming word that was hidden. (Kent Trust Web)

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9. Bertie Bus

8. Bertie the bus (Phase 1 Alliteration)

Select the sound. Children have to collect animals beginning with the letter sound chosen as the bus drives along and stops at each bus stop. Good for children to develop alliteration and ‘hear’ initial sounds. (Kent Trust Web)

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10. Sound Sea

9. Sound Sea (Phase 1 Voice Sounds)

This is a great way for children to link voice sounds with the letters. You have to choose the sound in the menu, and then if you click on the mouth – it makes the sound. The child has to click on every sound that pops out of the sea. (Kent Trust Web)

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11. Metal Mike

10. Metal Mike (Phase 1: Hearing Phonemes in Words)

Hear metal mike utter words, breaking down each sound/phoneme. Your child has to then drag the object uttered towards metal mike. Great for getting children to ‘hear’ the individual sounds that comprise words. For nursery aged children use the phase 2 words orally for your child to hear. They will start with these sounds/words when they go into Reception. (Kent Trust Web)

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11.Initial Sounds (Phase 1: Initial Sounds).

Match the initial sound letter to the correct picture. (Crickweb)

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1. Phoneme Pop

1. Phoneme Pop (Phase 2: Practising the sounds)

Choose the set of phonemes you want to play with first of all. One of them will show up in the bottom right of the screen and you will hear its sound. All you have to do is click on the bubbles with the required letter, trying to make sure that they fall into the grey catching zone. Every 30 seconds you will get a new phoneme to catch. (ICT Games).

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2. Phonic Fighter

2. Phonic Fighter (Phase 2: Practising the sounds)

Great way to practice initial sounds. Match the letter to the correct picture of the object which starts with that letter (ICT Games).

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3. Initial Sounds Match

3. Initial Sounds Match (Phase 2: Initial Sounds)

Click a card in the top row to see a letter, then click a card in the bottom row to show a picture. If the letter matches the initial sound of the object in the picture then you have found a match. If not you can keep trying until you match all the cards. (Letters and Sounds)

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4. Letter lifter

4. Letter Lifter (Phase 2: Initial Sounds)

First click the lever to start the belt. An object will appear and you will hear the word. Type the first letter of the word. If you get it right you will be able to click on the lift button and the object will be taken away. (ICT Games)

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5. CVC Maker

5. CVC Maker (Phase 2: CVC Words)

Choose Word Match, then click the buttons to make the word. Uses simple c-v-c (consonant-vowel-consonant) words. This game could also be used to practise reading the real and nonsense words that are generated as you make your way to finding the correct word. (Crickweb)

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6. The word wheels

6. Word Wheel 1 (Phase 2: Blending to make words)

The Word Wheels is game for pupils to explore and develop their skills at blending phonemes in CVC words. It consists of two wheels, one contains four onsets and the other holds four rimes. Click the start/stop wheels to stop the letters in the word window to make the word depicted by the picture card. (CrickWeb)

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7. Reading Machine

7. Reading machine (Phase 2: CVC Words)

Quick way to get some reading practice in of CVC words. Simply look at the picture and click on the correct word! (ICT Games)

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8. Sound Buttons Blending

8. Sound Buttons Blending (Phase 2: Blending to make words)

Click on the tabs to choose which sets of letters you want to use. Click on the letters and drop them into the phoneme frame. As you click each letter you will hear its sound. Once you’ve placed the letters into the frame you can click the red buttons to hear each sound. This is a really useful resource for parents to practise making words with their children (Kent Trust Web).

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9. Ladybird Ladder

9. Ladybird Lander (Phase 2: Blending to make CVC words)

In this game, click on the ladybird letters (single consonants and short vowels only), then click on a flower. The aim is to make words and practise blending. When you have made a word by putting a ladybird on each flower you can click the red buttons to hear the sounds. (ICT Games).

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10. Foam Phonemes (Phase 2: Blending to make words)

Use the arrow to rotate the wheel on the right to see different sets of letters. Then just click the phonemes you want and they will be fired out of the cannon to land on the water. Here you can drag them into position to make a word. Phonemes are sounded out when you click on them. (Kent Trust Web).

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11. Buried Treasure

11. Buried Treasure (Phase 2: Real or Non-Words)

Click to get a new coin then sound out the word. Put the coin into the treasure chest if it’s a real word and into the bin if it’s a nonsense word. (Phonics Play)

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12. The Dragons Den (Phase 2: Real or Non-Words)

In this game you have to sort the eggs. Real words belong to the green dragon and made up words go to the red dragon. Get it right and the dragon will breath fire. Get it wrong and he will only be able to puff smoke. (Phonics Play)

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13. Picnic on Pluto (Phase 2: Real or Non-Words)

Feed real words to Bob and fake words to Obb. Sound out and blend the words, decide whether they’re real or not, then drag them to the correct alien. (Phonics Play)

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1. Phoneme pop 3

1. Phoneme Pop (Phase 3: Practising the sounds)

First choose the set of phonemes you want to play with. One of them will show up in the bottom right of the screen and you will hear the ‘sound’. Click on the bubbles showing the target letter, trying to make sure they fall into the grey catching zone. Every 30 seconds new phonemes appear. Happy catching! (ICT Games)

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2. Deep Sea Phonics

2. Deep Sea Phonics (Phase 3: Blending to make words)

Children have to listen to the word and then try to choose the correct graphemes to make the word correctly. (BBC Schools)

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3. Sound Button

3.  Blending Sound Buttons (Phase 3: Blending to make words)

This is not a game, but a useful resource for parents to help their child make up words using the phase 3 phonemes. Just simply choose the sounds you want and drag them into the correct place. Clicking the red sound buttons allows your child to hear the individual phonemes that make up the word. The rainbow turning wheel (press arrow to turn) allows you to choose different phase sounds to make words with. (Kent Trust Web)

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4. Foam Phonemes

4. Foam Phonemes. (Phase 3: Blending to make words)

Use the arrow to rotate the wheel on the right to see different sets of letters. Then just click the phonemes you want and they will be fired out of the cannon to land on the water. Here you can drag them into position to make a word. Phonemes are sounded when you click on them (Kent Trust Web).

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5. Buried Treasure

5. Buried Treasure (Phase 3:  Real or Non-Words)

Click to get a new coin then sound out the word. Put the coin into the treasure chest if it’s a real word and into the bin if it’s a nonsense word. (Phonics Play)

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6. Dragon's den

6. The Dragon’s Den (Phase 3: Real or Non-Words)

In this game you have to sort the eggs. Real words belong to the green dragon and made up words go to the red dragon. Get it right and the dragon will breath fire. Get it wrong and he will only be able to puff smoke. (Phonics Play)

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7. Picnic on pluto

7. Picnic on Pluto (Phase 3: Real or Non-Words)

Feed real words to Bob and fake words to Obb. Sound out and blend the words, decide whether they’re real or not, then drag them to the correct alien. (Phonics Play)

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8. Poop Deck Pirates

8. Poop Deck Pirates (Phase 3: Real or Non-Words)

Choose which set of graphemes you want to use from phase 3 (Letters and Sounds Programme). Next click on ‘new coin’ for a word to appear. If its a real word, click the tick. If its not, then click the cross. (Kent Trust Web)

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9. Sentence Substitution

9. Sentence Substitution (Phase 3: Reading words and sentences)

Use the alternative words displayed at the bottom of the screen to change the sentence, and create new sentences. Parents can have fun creating different sentences that make sense and also sentences that do not make sense. (Phonics Play)

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10. Yes no Sentences

10. Yes/No Silly Sentences (Phase 3: Reading words and sentences)

Read the silly question and answer yes or no (level 3). If you answer correctly, the dinosaur will get some food! (ICT Games).

 

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About the game

1. Sound Buttons

1.  Blending Sound Buttons (Phase 4: Blending to make words)

This is not a game, but a useful resource for parents to help their child make up words using initial and end blends (CCVC or CVCC words). Initial blend examples are words beginning with ‘fr’, ‘sp’ or ‘cl’. Just simply choose the sounds you want and drag them into the correct place. Clicking the red sound buttons allows your child to hear the individual phonemes that make up the word. The rainbow turning wheel (press arrow to turn) allows you to choose different phase sounds to make words with. (Kent trust Web)

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2. Foam Phonemes. (Phase 4: Blending to make words)

Use the arrow to rotate the wheel on the right to see different sets of letters. Then just click the phonemes you want and they will be fired out of the cannon to land on the water. Here you can drag them into position to make a word. Phonemes are sounded when you click on them (Kent Trust Web).

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3. Buried Treasure

3. Buried Treasure (Phase 4:  Real or Non-Words)

Click to get a new coin then sound out the word. Put the coin into the treasure chest if it’s a real word and into the bin if it’s a nonsense word. (Phonics Play)

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4. The Dragon’s Den. (Phase 4: Real or Non-Words)

In this game you have to sort the eggs. Real words belong to the green dragon and made up words go to the red dragon. Get it right and the dragon will breath fire. Get it wrong and he will only be able to puff smoke. (Phonics Play)

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5. Picnic on Pluto (Phase 4: Real or Non-Words)

Feed real words to Bob and fake words to Obb. Sound out and blend the words, decide whether they’re real or not, then drag them to the correct alien. (Phonics Play)

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6. Poop Deck Pirates (Phase 4: Real or Non-Words)

Choose which set of graphemes you want to use from phase 4 (Letters and Sounds Programme). Next click on ‘new coin’ for a word to appear. If its a real word, click the tick. If its not, then click the cross. (Kent Trust Web)

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7. Sentence Substitution (Phase 4: Reading words and sentences)

Use the alternative words displayed at the bottom of the screen to change the sentence, and create new sentences. Parents can have fun creating different sentences that make sense and also sentences that do not make sense. (Phonics Play)

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8. Yes/No Silly Questions (Phase 4: Reading words and sentences)

Simply read the sentence and answer the silly question by clicking on yes or no. Choose level two which asks questions with mostly CCVC and CVCC words. (ICT Games).

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