Archive | December 2012

Back to The Old Country

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We (the sprog, the mother and I) are in The UK for a break. Will be reporting on the range of reading/writing related materials I have either bought or seen in my brief visits to the bookshops (sick child, no time) as soon as I get a minute to myself. Next year? 🙂

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Sites of Interest

site headersTwo sites that are worth introducing: Balanced Reading is aimed at teachers teaching children to read and Expats Since Birth is a blog about raising bilingual children. Both are well written, both offer valuable advice. Read More…

What’s a Dog with no D?

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Gary Larson’s work is great. Why the deer?  ‘What do you call a deer with no eyes? No idea’ (no-eye-deer). So what do you call a dog with no ‘d’? A car with no ‘c’? A chair with no ‘ch’? If your child is getting to grips with reading and if they have a fairly good grasp of how sounds make words then they can probably tell you. Read More…

By The Book

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As we move along through the books the number of points we need to practice increases. This week we have mostly been using Splat the Cat to practice words that contain -ake. Read More…