Games, Ideas & Activities for Early
Years Phonics, 2nd edition


By: Lynn Cousins & Gill Coulson
December 2013
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781292000978
388 Pages, Illustrated
$42.50 Paper Original


A collection of 150 unique games and activities to help support teaching of phonics in the primary classroom.

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the Classroom Gems series draws together an extensive selection of practical, tried-and-tested, off-the-shelf ideas, games and activities guaranteed to transform any lesson or classroom in an instant. Easily navigable, allowing you to choose the right activity quickly and easily, these invaluable resources are guaranteed to save you time and are a must-have tool to plan, prepare and deliver first-rate lessons.


About the authors


Part 1 Personal, social and emotional development

Chapter 1 Tutti fruiti

Chapter 2 Same or different?

Part 2 Communication, language and literacy

Chapter 3 Pirates

Chapter 4 Nursery rhymes

Part 3 Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy

Chapter 5 Boxes

Chapter 6 Explorers

Part 4 Knowledge and understanding of the world

Chapter 7 Out for a walk

Chapter 8 Let’s cook

Part 5 Physical development

Chapter 9 Round and round the garden

Chapter 10 Outdoor fun

Part 6 Creative development

Chapter 11 Making and talking

Chapter 12 It’s showtime!

Part 7 Moving on to letters

Chapter 13 Here we go!



Index of activities