In this set of twelve mini-books, Jane O'Connor's beloved Fancy Nancy helps elementary school kids understand phonics. Learning has never been so fun! Phonics teaches children the relationship between letters and the sounds they make. A child who has mastered these relationships has an excellent foundation for learning to read and spell. According to the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, a child who has learned phonics has a method to recognize familiar words and "decode" unfamiliar ones. Fancy Nancy's lively personality and the full-color illustrations will make learning these vital pre-reading skills enjoyable for parents and children.