You have a vital role to play in helping your child become a confident and enthusiastic reader.

The Literacy Hub provides information about one important way to help your child to read, called 'phonics'. You can find some simple ways to support your child as they begin to recognise how sounds and letters combine to make words, and then to identify sound–word patterns. What is phonics? will provide you with more information about the what and why of this key element of literacy.

Learn about ways you can help your child to read through phonics at home.

You can find some tips in the Literacy at home section.

You can also find out about the Year 1 Phonics Check, a quick way that teachers can learn more about key aspects of your child's reading progress.

Do a Phonics Check for Families with your child.