"First Phonics" is a special new series at the very start of "Oxford Reading Tree". It enables children to practise phonics while learning to read. Its features include: promotes phonological awareness at Stage 1+ with rhyming stories; provides more phonically decodable nouns as well as sight-cueable words; Practise Reception and Year 1 sight vocabulary throughout; includes flexible, easy-to-use, free Teaching Notes in each Pack; and supports your Home-School Agreement with Take-Home Cards for every book. At Stage 1+, "First Phonics" books are rhyming stories, with an emphasis on rhythm and rhyme. They have 1-2 sentences per page.