Most phonics programs will teach the five short vowel sounds with five different associations such as: short ‘a’ for apple, maybe a short ‘e’ for elephant and so. Then they will teach the five long vowels with five different associations including long ‘e’ for eagle, and long ‘u’ for unicorn. Well, some children get all those various mnemonic items scrabbled in their mind and have the short and the long vowels completely confused. Furthermore, the child cannot restate the vowel sounds, in order, automatically or consistently. But, in A Time for Phonics the student will fire up the visual memory, the auditory memory, and the motor memory. The words and corresponding photographs for Step 2 have been selected to firmly establish all five short vowels in easily decodable words.