A Beka

North Texas Christian offers Christ-centered curriculum using A Beka. Through A Beka the content of each lesson is built on the foundation of God’s Word.

Jolly Phonics

Jolly Phonics is a systematic, sequential, phonics program designed to teach children to read with the aid of music and movement reinforcement. Children learn 42 sounds of the English language, rather than the alphabet. They are then taken through the stages of blending and segmenting words to develop reading and writing skills associating them with everyday objects and activities.

Fourty-two speech sounds are introduced. Each sound has a suggested storyline, a picture to color and a corresponding action. By performing an action for each sound, students are using kinesthetic, auditory, visual and speech to help them remember. This multi-sensory approach is a very effective way to reach all children as well as being enjoyable.

In the Jolly Phonics program, students are given auditory training, to develop phonemic awareness, through a variety of activities, to hear sounds at a very early age.

In the first year of reading instruction, there is little time to introduce a systematic-spelling program, however, Jolly Phonics does offer several suggestions to assist students in improving spelling:

  • Teaching letter names
  • Understanding of short and long vowels
  • The use of capital letters
  • High frequency word lists


Of course, discovering fun ways to learn is what children love most! We creatively join both fun and motor skill development through our various craft-packed activities that keep students engaged and active, from decorating cakes, to developing a green thumb in our vegetable and flower gardens. Music and arts provide enriching activities that foster the creative mind. North Texas Christian uses these fun tools to enhance skills in math, science, language and health, as well as physical fitness and development.

Monday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Contact Us
5340 Old Granbury Road
Granbury, TX 76049

C: (817) 736-6552
H: (817) 573-2217