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Monday, August 22, 2016

TOS Review - Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar just2ducks LLC Jolly Literacy

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Giving my child a solid foundation of phonics and grammar is vitally important to me. Making it child-directed, multi-sensory and fun is a bonus since I have a child who, if she isn't moving, she isn't learning. So, I was thrilled to get a chance to review Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar from jollyliteracy.com, and their parent company, just2ducks LLC.


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What is Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar?



Jolly Phonics consists of 3 levels that cover 3 years of learning along with workbooks and a teacher guide. Jolly Songs is a CD and lyric book filled with fun songs to accompany letter sounds, making them easy to remember. Jolly Grammar is designed to pick up where Jolly Phonics Level 3 leaves off.

The program is so much more than just a set of workbooks. The teacher guide explains how to present each lesson, and there are hand motions and fun involved in this child-directed learning system.

Jolly Phonics is a phonics-based program that is intended to keep children engaged with multi-sensory learning. It presents 42 letter sounds of the English language, divided into 7 groups that are presented in a systematic order to help students build words and confidence. 

It uses what is called the synthetic phonics method, which uses sounds and teaches children the 5 key skills they need to learn to read and write English:
  1. Learn letter sounds
  2. Learn letter formation
  3. Blending
  4. Segmenting and identifying sounds in words
  5. "Tricky Words" that have irregular spellings
These skills are presented in 3 levels of workbooks with a teacher guide that walks you through teaching your children.

I received a package of paperback books. Included was:

Jolly Phonics Teacher's Book in print letters Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar Review, #hsreviews #literacy #reading #phonics #interactivelearning, phonics, literacy, reading, grammar
Jolly Phonics Student Book 1, 2 and 3 Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar Review, #hsreviews #literacy #reading #phonics #interactivelearning, phonics, literacy, reading, grammar

Book 1 presents 42 letter sounds with actions, stresses listening and blending and introduces tricky words.

Book 2 builds on what was learned in Book 1 and introduces more tricky words while teaching how to build sentence structure and encourages independent writing.

Book 3 builds on Books 1 and 2, introduces more tricky words as well as short and long vowel sounds.



Jolly Songs in print letters Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar Review, #hsreviews #literacy #reading #phonics #interactivelearning, phonics, literacy, reading, grammar

Jolly Songs is a CD with song book and lyrics that introduce letter sounds by using the tunes of popular songs.


Jolly Grammar 1 Teacher's book in print letters Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar Review, #hsreviews #literacy #reading #phonics #interactivelearning, phonics, literacy, reading, grammar

Jolly Grammar 1 Student Book Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar Review, #hsreviews #literacy #reading #phonics #interactivelearning, phonics, literacy, reading, grammar

Jolly Grammar 1 is designed to teach children in Grade 1 and presents:

  • Vowel diagraphs
  • Alternative spellings of vowel sounds
  • plural endings
  • short vowels and consonant doubling
  • tricky words
  • consonant blends
  • nouns
  • pronouns
  • verbs
  • adjectives
  • adverbs
  • Proper use of a/an/the
  • Sentence structure and capital letters
  • Parts of speech
  • Alphabetical order
The Jolly Grammar curriculum builds upon the phonics sounds that the children have learned and now allows them to improve their writing and spelling as they master the English language. It uses colors, such as red verbs and black nouns, and actions to teach:
  • Rules of grammar
  • Rules of spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Improving reading comprehension
  • Parts of speech
  • Plurals
  • Past, present and future tenses
There is a Jolly Grammar 1, 2, 3 and 4, but for the purpose of this review, I only received Jolly Grammar 1.



How Did We Use It?

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I was happy to present this to my daughter. She is already a reader and writes well, though since I believe that being exposed to a solid phonics foundation is essential, I figured it wouldn't hurt to let her try out the early levels and then settle into the Level 3 and Grammar where she should be.

I received, for a separate review, which will post on August 24, the Can Do Cubes that I loved having to use with these phonics books as a hands-on supplemental complement.

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#hsreviews #literacy #reading #phonics #interactivelearning, phonics, literacy, reading, grammar

What Did We Think?

Love, love love the Jolly Phonics and the Jolly Grammar. First of all, how can you go wrong with such a happy name! Second, the books are so brightly colorful and fun to use. The lessons are nice in that they get the point across in fairly short daily lessons. For instance, many of the lessons include one workbook page.

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