Top 6 Best Phonics Books for 3-year-olds

These exciting and colourful books are perfect for helping little ones start to develop their phonics skills and build their reading confidence. See below for the best phonics books for 3-year-olds.

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1. Monsters' Nonsense Phonics

Journey to the spellbinding Planet Pok where friendly monsters PemPem, Nid, San and Gop will introduce children to some hilarious nonsense words and help them develop their phonics skills. Whilst adults read the main narrative, kids can enjoy reading the monsters' funny language.

2. Strawberry Farm Phonics

Katie Saunders

This big, beautiful book is sure to keep little readers entertained as they develop their phonics and reading skills. Each of the five funny stories focuses on a different vowel sound, and children will love reading about the cats, hens, pigs, foxes, pups and ducks on the farm. Kids will build their vocabulary and have lots of fun, too!

3. Phonics Touch & Spell

Lisa Holt

This engaging, multi-sensory book is packed full of short stories to help children develop their spelling, phonics and reading skills. The book features 40 essential spelling patterns and plenty of fun things for children to find. The letter shapes are textured to help reinforce how to form the shapes correctly, and there are exciting activities to enjoy throughout the book which really bring letters to life.

4. Flip Flap Phonics

Lyn Wendon

This sturdy book with split pages is perfect for little hands to explore as children practise making lots and lots of words and sounds. Children can flip the pages to discover exciting new words, blend sounds together to make real and nonsense words, and identify rhyming patterns. They're sure to be learning and laughing in no time.

5. Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 1-3

With 32 stories to enjoy and a helpful handbook for parents, this series is perfect for helping little ones build a foundation of reading skills. Each book has a carefully-levelled and beautifully-illustrated story to ensure kids are having fun as they learn, practising essential skills they'll need for school, from phonics to everyday language.

6. Look and Learn Fun: Phonics

This fantastically fun phonics activity and sticker book makes learning to read lots of fun! Kids can get stuck into colouring, sticking and exciting activities, and pore over enchanting, bright illustrations whilst learning important phonics skills.

  • Monsters' Nonsense: Phonics Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781784937058
    MONP 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Children will love learning to speak Monsters' Nonsense and practising their phonic skills with these four books.

    The friendly monsters PemPem, Nid, San and Gop all hail from the Planet Pok and will introduce children to some brilliant nonsense words in these exciting stories. It will be up to the adult to read the main narrative, while children are encouraged to read the monsters' language shown in the speech bubbles.

    These 'non-words' will help kids practise their emerging phonics skills and gradually develop them. Very fun and wonderfully silly, these are monster stories for children who can't wait to get stuck into books!
  • AOIBU 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This fantastic phonics sticker and activity book makes learning to read fun! Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!
  • ALZAY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £7.89
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    Featuring 40 essential spelling patterns, this multi-sensory book is packed full of little stories to help children remember how read, spell and learn! Phonics Touch & Spell allows children to learn how letters come together to make new sounds! Featuring 40 essential spelling patterns with plenty of things to find containing the target sound, young learners will develop their phonics skills quickly. The child-friendly story logic appeals to children's minds, making the phonic facts easy to remember forever. The letter shapes are textured to help reinforce how to form the letter shapes correctly, and there are fun multi-sensory reading activities throughout the book.
  • AMPAP Toddlers
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    A sturdy book with split pages that gives children hands-on practice in making lots and lots of words. Designed with spiral bound binding, the pages are split into two sets of flip over pages, allowing the children to flip the pages over and discover new words. Flip Flap Phonics is designed to develop skills in blending sounds together to make words and to help children identify rhyming patterns in real and nonsense words. It can also be used as a valuable teaching aid and a focus point for blending sounds and reading words in small groups.
  • SWFP 3 years +
    3 years +
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    A big and beautiful padded hardback that is strong enough to withstand even the most terrible of toddler tantrums, Strawberry Farm Phonics from the lovely Katie Saunders is guaranteed to keep little ones entertained for hours and hours on end.

    Featuring five funny stories with each concentrating on a different vowel sound, children aged 3 and above will love reading about the cats, hens, pigs foxes, pups and ducks...

    Exquisitely illustrated and perfectly capturing the busy and exciting aspects of farm life, Strawberry Farm Phonics is a unique collection of stories that will not only help build their vocabulary, but have fun too!
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
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    Featuring 33 books covering reading levels 1-3, this collection of Oxford Reading Tree books is perfect for building a foundation in reading for young readers aged 3 and up.

    Specially designed by the reading experts at Oxford University Press, each book has a carefully levelled and beautifully illustrated story that parent and child will have lots of fun with as they read together, practising and perfecting essential skills that they'll be learning at school - from phonics and first stories to common words and everyday language.

    This Biff, Chip and Kipper collection features 32 storybooks and a parents' handbook full of ideas to make reading fun.
    Format: paperback