By The Book


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.

Splat the Cat? Published by harper, ‘Splat the Cat Takes the Cake’ is a useful graded reader. It cost just under 500 yen from Amazon. Inside the front cover it says: “There are 14 words that end in the -ake sound. Can you find them?” That is just what we did.

Splat the Cat

In our morning practice, the sprog found the -ake and I read the story. It took us two days to complete. She has asked for the book for bed-time twice since then.

It was an interesting exercise and the first time we had tried anything like that. Anything that we can do to involve our children with books will prove to have benefitted them later in life.


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