Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1

Your complete synthetic phonics programme

Time for Phonics is an award winning effective systematic synthetic phonics programme with a play-based approach, that covers the requirements of the DfE Letters & Sounds framework and provides all that is essential for children to become successful, committed and enthusiastic readers.  With easy to follow daily lesson plans, lesson presentations, CPD videos, accompanying resources and online phonics games that offer complete fidelity and structure across the programme.

Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1

The latest DfE Framework


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Interactive phonics



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Teach like a phonics specialist with our tried and trusted phonics lessons and games that follow the order of teaching in the DfE Letters and Sounds framework,  developed with leading phonics teachers.  Also complements all synthetic phonics programmes!

Online Phonics


Fun and engaging phonics games with lots of opportunities for children to practise blending and segmenting with the aim of improving the speed and accuracy of letter and word recognition. The phonics games can be played on any device and are suitable for ages 4-7.



Each week you will find five interactive and multi-sensory lessons specifically designed to target every aspect of phonics and covering all the major grapheme-phoneme correspondances. From quick and easy group games to reading and writing sentences that include alternative graphemes in phase 5, we have worked hard to ensure that children will have fun, stay engaged and make rapid progress.

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Be inspired by our phonics scheme

Daily easy to follow lessons specifically designed to target every aspect of phonics.


Online and
printable phonics plans

In each week of each phase you will find five daily lesson plans that follow the order of teaching in the Letters and Sounds framework. We have used the  four-part session introduced within Letters and Sounds as it's a tried-and-tested format that works well for young children and it makes life easier for you too! Phase 2 also contains lesson presentations as an alternative to the suggested lesson sequence, to help you save more time, with more phases coming soon!


Accompanying phonics resources

Each lesson also has accompanying downloadable phonics resources that have been created by our sister site Mrs Mactivity. These well-planned phonics resources aim to save you time and include practical phonics activities, games and worksheets. They can be used in whole class and group sessions. You can also find accompanying handwriting resources that follow the guidance of the DfE Reading Framework with animated presentations, letter rhymes and resources that will help children practise, apply and develop their knowledge of get on the right track when it comes to letter formation. 


Phonics CPD videos and lesson presentations

We will bring you up-to-date phonics advice and guidance including information on the phonics validation programme. You can also watch our brand new phonics CPD videos (in phases 2 and 3) that explain each week's lessons and contain top tips for teaching phonics, alongside explanations of phonics terminology and methodology.

What our wonderful community says...

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!

Reception teacher
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!

Reception teacher
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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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Experience our interactive games

Use our online phonics games and help children practise a whole range of phonics skills from segmenting and blending, grapheme recognition, word recognition, and much more! Our interactive online phonics games are specifically designed to be used either by teachers in school,  or by children themselves independently, either at home or school.

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All of our phonics games and resources are designed to be meaningful, and useable by both specialists and non-specialists alike (including parents) - all perfectly matched to the Letters and Sounds Framework. Be inspired by our tried and tested ideas that we know children love!

Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1


£10 inc. VAT/ Year

  • Access to online phonics games that help children make progress.
  • 24 games to choose from
  • Covers phases 2-5 (ages 4-7)
  • Suitable for home learning
  • Aligned to the government's phonics framework
  • Secure and regularly updated
  • Cross platform - works on computers and mobile devices
  • Developed by subject experts
  • Customer support
  • No ads


£75 + VAT/ Year

  • Everything that individuals get PLUS...
  • Access to our phonics scheme - daily lesson plans both online and downloadable
  • Accompanying phonics resources
  • Alternative phonics lesson presentations
  • CPD videos to help teachers teach like a specialist
  • 24 online phonics games that can be used either by children individually using their teacher's login (whilst in school), or as a whole class
  • Up to 40 staff user accounts
  • Fast customer support
  • No ads

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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!


DfE Phonics Validation

Time for Phonics will be applying for validation under the DfE's phonics validation programme in October 2021. Download our free guide to the phonics validation programme here.

Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1

About us

Time for Phonics was created by Mrs Mactity founder Heather McAvan after the release of her phonics book "Learn to Read the Easy Way" as a way to help parents help children with their reading skills in lockdown 2021. After the considerable success of the phonics games, we have now expanded our offering to a daily phonics scheme ranging from phase 1 to phase 5. Created alongside designer Hayley Price, phonics specialist Sophie Pickles and web team Madeby.Studio, Time for Phonics is our offering to the world. Heather says, "I really wanted to give something back, and create something that I thought both adults and children would love - to help with phonics learning. The website operates on a no-profit basis and we reinvest all the income we make into making more games and phonics content. This is about creating something meaningful and enjoyable for all."


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