Phonics and Reading

Phonics and Reading

180 SGD / month

Early education is key to shaping young pre-schoolers' attitudes towards learning. Our Phonics & Reading programme stimulates their joy for reading through stories and interactive activities

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Programme outline



From three and a half years old, pre-schoolers can join our programme starting from Budding Level, and progress through the other 4 levels – Beginner, Fluent, Proficient and Champion.


Pre-schoolers will be taught to recognise the letters of the alphabet and their sounds, vowels, blends and digraphs, use of punctuation, challenging words, and more.


With our proprietary reading books, curriculum materials and bubbly teachers, we engage pre-schoolers through fun activities with the aim of cultivating their love for learning.


Level 1 - Budding
  • Introduction to the letters of the alphabet
  • Recognition of consonants and vowel letters
  • Recognition of individual letter sounds sounds
Level 2 - Beginner
  • Introduction to beginning blends and digraphs (e.g. bl, cr, sp, th, wh)
  • Introduction to blending techniques
  • Recognition of blends and its sounds
Level 3 - Fluent
  • Introduction to rimes (e.g. -ag, -ig, -op, -ug)
  • Revision of sound blending techniques
  • Practice reading high frequency words
Level 4 - Proficient
  • Introduction to short vowel sounds, ending consonant blends, word rimes and its sounds 
  • Introduction to challenging words (boat, else, trick) 
  • Answer open-ended questions to stimulate and broaden thinking processes
Level 5 - Champion
  • Introduction to long vowels sounds
  • Exposure to more challenging words (parade, march, high, group, while…) 
  • Understand the use of punctuation and how it affects meaning through stress, intonation, rhythm, and more

Lesson plans

Weekly Materials
  • Top Quality Materials Developed In-house

    Using a multitude of Mind Stretcher's proprietary reading books, worksheets and teaching techniques, we cultivate their love for reading through fun and games.

  • Develop Phonemic Awareness

    Learn to recognise the letters of the alphabet and their sounds, short and long vowels, and blends and digraphs through songs and pictorial recognition.

  • Decoding through Phonics

    Sound out and write words using letter sounds and letter combinations, and learn to recognise and apply spelling patterns when doing sentence writing.

  • Build Reading Fluency

    Utilising the phonics skillset learnt in each level, preschoolers practice a set of readers weekly to learn how to read sentences easily.

Progress Tracking
  • Certificate of Level Completion

    Upon successful completion of each level, pre-schoolers will be awarded with a level of completion certificate as a recognition of mastering the skillset of the particular level.

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Journey through our Phonics & Reading course

Level 5 - Champion

At the final level of our Phonics and Reading programme, our young ones will be transformed into champion readers with an introduction to long vowel sounds and exposure to words that are higher on the difficulty level. They will learn the importance of punctuation and using it to read with proper expression, accuracy and fluency. The skills learnt at this level help our students build a strong foundation to reading meaningful text which will serve them in their future academic journey and beyond!

Our testimonials

What our students & parents say about us

Mrs Shum is a very dedicated teacher. She has given me detailed feedback to improve my writing and her lessons are very engaging. I really appreciate the personalised feedback which helps me identify areas I should work on more. She goes the extra mile to share interesting facts every lesson which has helped expand my general knowledge in so many ways. With Mrs Shum's tips and MS Worksheets explaining how to master various components, I'm able to answer questions with greater confidence. Lastly, Mrs Shum cares deeply about our emotional well-being, and she always reminds us that trying our best is more important than the results.

I would like to thank the Chinese Language teacher very much for her effort, concern and encouragement for my child! He is very happy to be in her class and has enjoyed the Chinese Language lessons very much. He has tried his very best in the PSLE examination last year 2022 and his Chinese has improved. The constant encouragement from his Chinese Language teacher makes a difference and goes a long way!  Thank you Mr Kuek and all the teachers very much who has taught him and shared during the online bootcamp and the webinars! We really appreciate the effort, time, love and understanding put into preparation of the examination booklets and materials and staying behind after the online lessons to answer the students' questions! Wishing all the teachers and staff a very Happy blessed year 2023 ahead! 

Parents of U Hian
Dear Mrs Shum, thank you so much for all the guidance and support you’ve given me since i joined ms. Since i joined at a pretty late stage, i didn’t expect myself to acquire so much valuable knowledge that allowed me to learn English from a whole new perspective, as well as to perceive life in many different aspects. Thank you for always being so generous in sharing with us your personal experiences that engaged us during class, and making English such a fun subject for us explore the wonders of it! Thank you for taking the extra mile to further support me in English Literature as well, it really has been very useful!! It has truly been an eye-opening experience learning from you and I will remember these lessons as part of the unforgettable memories of learning in this subject❤️🥰

Mrs Shum is a caring teacher who is concerned about her students and their well-being. She has helped me improve in my English and has always been very caring towards me. She stresses on our mental health and has encouraged us a lot. Her teaching is amazing and i love how she shares interesting facts related to the topic we were studying and she exposed us to the basics of general paper too. To add, Mrs Shum gives specific feedback on our work which allowed us to know what we can improve on. The MS comprehension worksheets were also of great help as they allow me to know how to answer certain questions in a straightforward manner. Mrs Shum marks quite strictly which also further prepared me well for the O-levels where the marking is usually more lenient. As a result, I learnt how to do better and could gauge where i stand. Mrs Shum also made me realise that i was better in personal recount essays which allowed me to do well in the O-levels. Overall, MS worksheets were of great help and useful with specific tips and strategies. Thank you so much.

Sevvel Selvam
Hi Ms Mavis, I would like to thank you for the teaching. Your lessons are engaging and I can always focus on it. I still remember vividly your patience when answering all my questions. Even though I have a lot of questions, you still answer them using your best effort which I appreciate very much. You are a great teacher 👍 Thank you very much and wish you a great year ahead !

Tao Weiqi
Dear Mr Alvin, Just want to text you to say "Thank you for all you have done for all the kids! Elvyn scored AL6 for his 2022 PSLE!“ A special mention to Teacher Meili, Teacher Audrey, Teacher Ryan and 丁老师。Not only were they never annoyed by his endless questions and constant requests for ways to improve himself, they guided him and encouraged him to do more and better. We are so blessed to have met all of you! I had introduced friends to send their kids to MS and will surely help to promote MS in the future too!

Mother of Elvyn Ee
Thank you Teacher Lucia for teaching Ming Xuan during the Phonics and P1 Prep classes – you always ensure Ming Xuan is attentive and engaged during lessons. Very much appreciated!

Parent of Chong Ming Xuan
Kevin has been with Teacher Lucia since three years old, and he will start Primary school next year. Thanks for teaching him Phonics, K2 English & Math!

Parent of Kevin Zhang Chengrui
Dear Teacher Lucia, thank you for teaching Marilyn. With your guidance, Marilyn is now able to read and write confidently. This would not have been possible without your good teaching.

Parent of Wong Qian Ying Marilyn
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