I’m still not a fan of them as a learning technique, but now Alfie is at school phonics have become a fact of life. Luckily, he seems to enjoy learning the phonemes and there are plenty of fun apps out there to support your child’s school work. Hip Hop Hen‘s ABC Jigsaw is an excellent example – each letter sound is represented by an object or animal, which is then made into a puzzle for your little one to put back together – there are also jigsaws for the 9 diagraphs. It’s simple, but effective and beautifully illustrated. A look at the website reveals the ABC Flashcard Songs app which features interactive cards accompanied by phonics songs and object identifying games, and a letter tracing app due for release at the end of the month. Â£2.99, the App Store.