Dictionary

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I picked this up in a charity shop last time I visited the UK. Chambers’ First Dictionary. Fantastic for the budding reader.
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Free & Easy

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From Oxford University Press, a fantastic resource for you. Free.

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Read It Yourself

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I posted about this series before, but it really is the best I have found to follow up on the success of the Peter & Jane series. Now we have moved on to level 2, and despite a recent attitude change (I can’t read it…), herself pretty much always finds out that she can.

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Tips to keep them reading

brain quest question cards

This is a great product, although they may not have had my family in mind when they designed it 😉 I found the first set in an airport bookshop when looking for a last minute gift, but I ordered the next set from Amazon.

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The Right Environment

 

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Since we bought our apartment I don`t think we have ever had a clear idea of what to use the Japanese room for. It`s the tatami matted extension to our living room and has in turn been our bedroom, the laundry room, the sprog`s playroom and so forth. Now it is surely in it`s greatest incarnation, the reading room. Read More…

Letting the Imagination Run Riot

 

You ChooseI saw this on Amazon, and as I like and have bought a lot of Nick Sharrat’s illustrated books for the sprog I though we would give it a go. Blow me down if it wasn’t a smash hit from page one! Read More…

Word Search

WordsearchVary the forms of practice. Practice two things at the same time when possible. Keep it light. 3 good rules to practice by. In this word search we are reviewing words practiced with the ‘Jolly Phonics’ word cards, adding words that rhyme, and keeping the session light with a bit of parental help. Read More…