About PBPhonics

PBPhonics offers basic phonics practice. Select a phoneme, and it will show how to speak and sound out words containing that phoneme. Start with the phonemes in the row s a t i p n and work down.

The later rows include "sight words" that are not phonetic but are important to know. Select these with the star (*) in each row.

There are a total of 619 words to hear.

PBPhonics is also available as two apps for iPad and iPhone, and iPod touch. The app offers additional recording and testing options.

Learn more about the PBPhonics apps



Michael Horton


Jan Horton


Pam Marlow

Jan Horton

Michael Horton


Ross Ballard

Jenny Dennington

Jan Horton

Michael Horton

Erin Kershaw

Pam Marlow

Philip Marlow

Rob Marlow

PBPhonics was conceived and designed by Pam Marlow of Adelaide, South Australia. Pam died before the completion of the project. PBPhonics is dedicated to her vision and compassion, especially for adults trying to learn a new language in a strange land.

Phoneme groups based on Jolly Phonics


Andika typeface by SIL International, used under the SIL Open Font License


This is a Cowirrie Creation


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