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Ann & Alan Box

Ann Riley Box and Alan Box are the owners of JollyWorks Ltd., an independent education consultancy focused on promoting the Jolly Phonics program and the systematic phonics method it underscores.


Since forming JollyWorks in 2005 they have trained and coached teachers and parents across Canada and, they have emerged in recent years as the leading Canadian distributor for Jolly Phonics resources.

Each year, they offer workshops, attend conferences and arrange in-school training sessions for teachers and parents to share their passion for this highly effective and versatile learning process.

Visit our testimonials page to see are some of the positive things that our clients are saying about us. We are pleased to find that our service is such a success and can be so beneficial to so many individuals.

Jolly Phonics
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Jolly Phonics originated in the U.K. in the early 1990’s. It provides a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It uses the synthetic phonics method of teaching the letter sounds in a way that is fun and multi-sensory. Children learn how to use the letter sounds to read and write words. Jolly Phonics includes learning the irregular or `tricky’ words such as said, was and the.

The Program highlights five basic skills for reading and writing:

  1. Learning 42 letter sounds

  2. Learning letter formation’

  3. Blending

  4. Identifying sounds in words

  5. Spelling tricky words


Jolly Phonics is now used in over 100 countries around the World. An overwhelming amount of research has been conducted on synthetic phonics and particularly the Jolly Phonics program. A snapshot of the research is included in our Resource file. (REMINDER: Include Dr. Dale Willows study and case studies).


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