Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1

DfE validated, multi-sensory synthetic phonics programme

Time for Phonics is a DfE validated, time-saving, activity-based phonics programme that follows the Letters and Sounds progression. With proven results, our active phonics lessons will engage children with learning to help them make rapid progress in reading. With no complicated training, mantras or characters to learn, and an easy to navigate website, you can get started straight away. 

Our realistic, bite-sized lessons are ideal for those who are new to phonics or seeking fresh ideas and want to build their confidence and knowledge. With easy to follow lesson presentations that take you through the lessons, songs and games, decodable texts, on-demand phonics training, intervention programme, assessments and online phonics games that will inspire you and make phonics enjoyable to teach and learn. 

One affordable price with no hidden costs or extras and no annoying zip packs to download. All of our resources are stored in Google Drive for easy access (Google account not required).

Find out more about our approach, and meet the team here.

Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1

Why Time for Phonics?


DfE validated



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Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1

How effective is Time for Phonics?

Shelley Lee, phonics lead at St James' Catholic Primary School, Lancashire.
Only 70% of last year's cohort  passed the phonics screening check. Those children are now in year 2 and since using Time for Phonics, all have passed the screening check.

In the year 1 cohort, 88% of children passed, with the children that didn't pass having significant additional needs or only recently having joined the school.
That is an 18% uplift in just one year of using Time for Phonics! 

A child that joined my class in the spring term with little knowledge of phase 3 (in year 1), has been very engrossed in the multi-sensory approach to the scheme, and has passed the screening check with full marks! 
Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1

Features and benefits

Letters and Sounds

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Time for Phonics is very closely aligned with the Letters and Sounds framework, using the same familiar language. Daily sessions follow a set routine of review, teach, practise and apply to ensure fidelity and structure. 

Decodable texts

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Our decodable texts can be used alongside or during daily lessons at the bottom of the appropriate lesson page. The texts are also designed to be read by children individually, either at home or in school as printable mini-books.

Lesson plans

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The lesson plans have been specifically designed to be simple, and “pick up and go”, without too much advance preparation. Lessons can either be accessed online via the website, or downloaded as a weekly plan.

What else is included?

Everything you need to teach phonics with ease!

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Structured intervention programme

We have two structured intervention programmes for EYFS/KS1 and KS2 children who are not keeping up. The programmes consist of clear and planned sessions to support pupils either 1:1 or in a small group if children are at a similar level.

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Accompanying phonics resources

Each of the daily online lesson plans links to a Google drive folder that contains all the downloadable resources you need for the whole week. Some of the resources can be re-used week after week, so there’s no need to print every single resource each time.

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Lesson presentations

In phases 2, 3, 4 and 5,  most of the online daily lessons contain a lesson presentation that can be used as an alternative to the suggested activities. The lesson presentations help guide you through the lesson, and can be great for those days when you feel that the children need something very structured.

What other teachers say about Time for Phonics

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We have used Time for Phonics for just over a year now and the children in Year 1 have started the year in a much better place than they were this time last year  - after a whole academic year of using Time for Phonics, we are noticing a real difference, thank you! The same can be said for our Year 2s!

Clare Milne
Assistant Head Teacher, Buckingham Primary School
Miss Hetty

I used your Time For Phonics games Space Farm and a child in my class with ASD who usually engages in pretty much nothing, actually sat on the carpet and waited for his turn to have a go! 

Lauren | EYFS

Time for Phonics games are so engaging! The children light up when they see them on the screen. Our favourite is Dino Dinner!

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Rebecca The Irish Teacher

The games on here are amazing! The children loved playing them this morning and it really engaged them in their phonics practice (without knowing they were...).
Mrs D Teaching

Time for Phonics is my go to for phonics activities. The phonics lessons get the children so excited about learning and the planning and resources are fantastic. They are made by teachers for teachers and they save me so much time. My absolute favourite phonics website!

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We were looking for a scheme that is easy to follow, interactive and full of exciting games and activities! I came across Time for Phonics after using Mrs Mactivity’s resources in class so we decided to trial Time for Phonics as a school and we immediately LOVED IT! We love it because the planning is all ready for our staff to pick up and use, the resources are inclusive, multi sensory and great to use whole class or with intervention groups!
We are now using it across all of EYFS, KS1 and some of our Lower KS2 classes! It’s amazing! ♥️

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Discover our interactive games

Our online phonics games help children practise a range of phonics skills from segmenting and blending, grapheme recognition, to word recognition and much more! Our interactive online phonics games can be used both in class teaching or by children independently.

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Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1
TEYAwards2021 3Stars

Winners of a Teach Early Years Award

We are delighted to announce that Time for Phonics is a 3* winner in the Teach Early Years Awards 2021 in the Communication, Language and Literacy category! Congratulations to all the other finalists and winners!

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Education Resource Awards finalists

We were thrilled to be finalists in the 2022 Education Resource Awards in not just one but two categories!

Proud to be listed on Scheme Support

Scheme Support is the number 1 curriculum directory for schools and we're proud to be listed as an approved phonics programme.

Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1

About us

Time for Phonics is a sister site of and has been created by qualified teachers and designers who are experts in providing excellent learning opportunities for children. As a year 5/6 teacher, our founder Heather moved down to a year 1 class and really struggled to teach phonics having had no prior training. She decided she wanted to reach and help other teachers in a similar position - looking for easy to understand and deliver phonics lessons that help children make progress. So, Time for Phonics was born! Since then, Time for Phonics has developed into a complete systematic, synthetic phonics programme that covers the requirements of the DfE Letters & Sounds framework.


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