Reading PANTS complies with stringent UK Education requirements and the key criteria for assuring high standards phonics. This includes:

  1. Grapheme/phoneme (letter/sound) correspondences (the alphabetic principle) in a clearly defined, incremental sequence that doesn’t confuse kids
  2. Application of the highly important skill of blending (synthesising) phonemes in order, all through a word to read it
  3. Application of the skills of segmenting words into their constituent phonemes to spell, ensuring blending and segmenting are reversible processes