The TinyIvy Phonics System (TIPS)
The TinyIvy Phonics System, or TIPS, was developed to teach young kids the fundamental skills they need to grow into amazing readers, with no tears or frustration, in just minutes a day.
It is hard to explain to a child that the ‘C’ in OCEAN sounds like “SH”, in RACE like an “S”, in CELLO a “CH”, but is silent in YACHT, and a good old “C” in COOK. But not CHEF, that’s “SH” again. English is horribly broken. These words, and thousands upon thousands of others, need to be memorized. Or at least they used to.
With Reading TIPS, every letter is assigned a TIP, a small diacritic (accent marks, umlauts, cedillas, etc.), so that children know exactly how to pronounce each letter in a given word. After learning just a few handfuls of TIPS, children can sound out virtually any word written in the system, all by themselves. No confusion and no guesswork.
Every TIPS Letters is assigned into Reading Levels, according to their frequency of use in English. This allows students to read meaningful text after learning just a handful of TIPS Letters and their sounds. This means we know for sure that the content we deliver to your child is something they can read. We reinforce their knowledge, leading to a joy of learning and reading that hasn’t been possible before now.