A childâ€™s spelling system based on letter names and/or sounds. It is also called inventive spelling, creative spelling, estimated spelling.
An approach in which children with a basic understanding of phonics are encouraged to write by listening to the sound units of words and associate letters to those sounds even if the word is not spelled correctly.
Children´s early attempts at spelling which usually reflect some knowledge about the sounds in words. There are multiple invented spellings for any one word. Examples: a child might write ´wuns´ for once, ´ppl´ for ´people,´ or ´kot´ for caught.