Early Literacy Sites

English Alphabet
The site demonstrates letter formation of all the letters of the alphabet. Listen to their names and the sounds they make. Each letter is illustrated with a picture which begins with the sound.

Free phonics reading games linked to the 'Letters and Sounds' program in England.

The Painting Game

A game where children match pictures with sounds. It focuses on initial sounds.
The Sorting Game
A sorting game aimed at helping p, b, d confusion.

Listen and Match
A matching sounds game.


Nine Squares
Children have a choice of nine pictures. They need to identify which one begins with each of the letter sounds.
Letter Formation
This site can help children to learn the names, sounds and formation of letters of the alphabet. Being an American site it has the American pronunication of Z
A good learning to read site. There are good quality games and animated stories which children can interact with. The children can click on words to see what they say. Excellent for learning the sounds the letters make.

Alphabet Poster
This game involves ordering the letters of the alphabet. It is best in full-screen view. As it is an American site it has the American pronunication of Z.