Reading and phonics go hand-in-hand – how does a person expect to construct a building without laying the foundation first?  Regardless what the topic or how difficult, all can be done by breaking down the end goal into segments and stages.  This is why many children learn the ABC song first, then learn to recognise the letters, then learn the sounds the letters make, the sounds the letter make when you group them together and so on.  The trick is figuring out what learning style your child is so that they are interested in learning.  As a child learns through play, they retain more of the information while retaining an interest in the subject.  It’s a win-win scenario!

At Little Human Scholars preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full day daycare centre located in Petaling Jaya, near PJ Old Town, University Hospital, PJ New Town and Jaya 33, they use a UK based system called Jolly Phonics.

Jolly Phonics is an incredible teaching system whereby children first learn to

  1. recognise letters,
  2. then the sounds of the letters,
  3. then in blending combinations of the letters
  4. and so on until reading and comprehension is reached.

The cool thing about Jolly Phonics is that It is a multi-sensory form of education, whereby the children use visual, auditory and kinesthetic means to learn the alphabet and eventually, how to read.

In other words, it makes learning fun and interactive instead of boring and monotonous! There is literally a song, a dance and an action for each letter and sound.  This whole-brain learning supports children in retaining more information faster, comprehending this information more fully, and in being able to utilise it over and over again in the future when more complex lessons are taught.

Advantages of using Jolly Phonics

  • Systematic way of learning English as a language
  • Effortless and Correct pronunciation
  • Understanding relationship between sounds and letters
  • Supports to improve your child’s vocabulary
  • Making your child spell a word effortlessly
  • Improvised performance in spelling competitions
  • Improved comprehension skills

We use Jolly Phonics at Little Human Scholars preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full day daycare centre in PJ to support children in learning the basics before learning to read.



In short, phonics in and of itself can be a fun and exciting lesson for children to learn, or it can be boring; it all depends on how you teach it!  And believe me, if a lesson is boring, the kids will find something else to focus on!  This is why jolly phonics works so well for our play-based school and has since we started in 2013.   When learning through play is fun, there is no end to the education process!

If you would like to register your child for a free week trial (no strings attached), feel free to call us at +6017-7303 025 or +603 7932 1107.  Our playschool, preschool and kindergarten is located in the heart of Petaling Jaya, near University Hospital, PJ old town, PJ new town and near Jalan Gasing, at No 1. Jalan Bukit 11/2, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Feel free to give us a call or stop on by!


Jana Moreno