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Code Mapping ® is simultaneously a patented design (visually segmenting words into their grapheme units) a technique (using Duck Hands®, Lines and Numbers) and an approach to teaching children to read and spell, with a view to reaching the phase known as 'Orthographic Mapping' as quickly and easily as possible. Speed up the rate at which this takes place using Speech Sound Monsters ® as 'phonetic symbols for kids '- showing children WHICH sounds each grapheme (Sound Pic ®) represents. This reduces the issues relating to picture embedded phonics while retaining the benefits of embedded phonics! 

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The Speech Sound Monsters are phonetic symbols for kids. Just as phonetic symbols from the IPA each relate to an English phoneme, and do not need any other link. They learn the Speech Sound Monsters quickly and easily as each has its own personality, music and movement - the Monster Moves!  

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Blending Monster Sounds in Week 1

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Kensi at 2 years of age

This is why we are Code Mapping!
Reading for pleasure (not a level)

Kensi at 4 years of age.