Phonics is essentially the relationship between words, how they are spelled and the various sounds that combinations of letters make. From a teaching perspective, it is important to teach your child the most common sound and spelling relationships that you can. This is the basic foundation to good reading skills and gives your child a good set of tools in which to master the ability to sound out and recognize different word and letter combinations.

Phonics instruction is important because the use of phonics helps your child to associate sounds and spellings and as a result they are better equipped to decode the words. This decoding of the words improves the child