This colourful flashcard set, part of Ladybird's I'm Ready...range, is perfect for supporting a child learning synthetic phonics. It closely follows the Government's Letters and Sounds document, ensuring that your child will not be deviating from the way they learn synthetic phonics at school, and also contains a helpful parent note and phonics glossary of all the key terms. There are 44 different phonemes (letter sounds) in the English language that can be blended together to make words. Ladybird's I'm Ready for Phonics flashcard pack features all the key phonemes, in the order that children learn the sounds in Reception and Year 1 at school. Each individual card contains one phoneme. Let your child say the phoneme, and then turn the card over to see an example of that sound in a word, with a clear, colourful illustration of that word. If your child has difficulty reading the word, look at the sound buttons underneath. These show how many different sounds make up that word, and will help your child to blend them together. Some phonemes can however be spelt in different ways. For example, c, k and ck are different graphemes (the written representation, or spelling, of phonemes) of the same letter sound. Examples of how they are used in words include: cat, kite and lock. The most common graphemes are also included in the pack, so that some sounds are taught more than once in different guises. With over 70 years' experience, trust Ladybird to help build your child's reading confidence!