What are high–frequency words?

Keep these words handy so your child can refer to them often

What are high–frequency words?
by Natalie Keeler

High-frequency words are commonly-used words that your child needs to know – they'll come in handy as they're learning to read, or making or writing short phrases.

Watch our video with Giggly's Group Editor and Education Advisor Steph Cooper, where she shares her top tips – plus a few handy ways to help your child practise tricky words like 'the' and 'to'.

A few examples of high-frequency words are 'it', 'is', 'and', 'on' and 'in'. Keep these handy on your fridge or on a pinboard, so your child can become familiar with them as they're learning to read and write.

And for even more fun with phonics, print these free phonics worksheets, which we've created to help your child master letter sounds from set 1 to set 9. These activities are also an extension of Giggly Literacy Magazine, which is available now on the Giggly shop.