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Why it Works

FUNetix is a "step by step" learning process taking your child from sounds to sentences to stories and ultimately books.


  1. Teaches your child how to identify the 44 sounds of the English language.
  2. Shows them how to map, or marry, each of these sounds to a unique visual representation (a letter or sound-symbol) from the list of ALL English sounds called the Phonibet.
  3. Shows your child how to blend letters and sound symbols together to form words, beginning with words made up of just two sounds like "go," and "me," and then moving on to three and four-sound words, etc.
  4. Shows your child that stringing words together forms sentences that have meaning! (Reading Comprehension)FUNetix teaches the basic principles of reading first, using letters and sound symbols in a logical, phonetic, and systematic way that kids understand, before it teaches irregular English spelling patterns and rules that can be a great source of confusion and that derail so many early readers.

Furthermore, the 21E Phonetic code is a "diacritic" pronunciation guide (building off of the time-tested diacritic pronunciation systems of the Greek, Hebrew, Arabic and Farsi languages) to show children the the sounds in every English word.

The FUNetix patented reading system is based on 17 years of advanced research and field testing.  FUNetix makes sense to your child’s developing brain. This is why they learn to read quickly, easily, and painlessly with FUNetix!


The American Youth Literacy Foundation, 501(c)(3), dba FUNetix, is a nationwide, charitable non-profit dedicated to bringing literacy to every child before they reach the end of 3rd grade. Contact: EIN 26-3211521. 10 N. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460, (484)744-9742