We recommend phonics when a child's visual and auditory processing ability has developed and is commensurate with the age of 5 – 6. If your child cannot hold 5 pieces of information together, a phonics approach to reading will not be effective. However if they're up to a 5 digit span, working on 6 (see Digit Spans on pg. 17); these books will be of great value in moving them into more effective reading, speaking and communicating. Includes a word practice book of phonograms, flash cards, and a book of review word lists to keep previous skills sharp. Phonogram cards give sounds of a phonogram good companion to writing road to reading.