We take a pragmatic approach to phonics in onecourse. Letters and their sounds are introduced one by one. We introduce them in an order which allows the child to build simple words as soon as possible. Phonics, however, is only a means to an end. Enabling the child to read automatically, and acquire a love of reading, are our goals.

This is where our stories come into play. The child meets stories from the first day. Initially, they are read to the child, with only the story title in text. Gradually we move through different story modes until finally, the child can read alone.

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Sample units

Meeting letters and sounds, ready to make words.
Words fly out of the box, and the child taps the button to hear the syllables.
Once children are comfortable with all the letter sounds, they are introduced to the alphabet.
Picking the image that matches the word, either with or without hearing the word.
A fun, fast game for children to select the word they hear.
Practising how to spell words.
Learning about plurals.
This activity demonstrates different word stems, helping to break down long words (particularly in agglutinative languages).
Dragging words to complete phrases.
For detailed information about the pedagogical approach of onecourse and the child’s experience with onetab, we encourage you to download our digital handbook.