Tag Archive | activity

Starfall Revisited

Starfall_websiteI have blogged about Starfall before, but it was free at that time, and there was no mobile app. Now it’s a paid service with a mobile app, but it still provides some activities for free. My daughter was enjoying them so much I decided to pay for a year’s license. Read More…

From reception to production

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Now that they can read, how do we help the learner to become an independent writer? One of the difficulties is gaining the confidence to produce words yourself. We gamified (made fun) a writing practice activity that lays the path to long term retention of word shape or spelling.
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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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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…

Fact Finding

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It`s good to have a range of activities. They give your practice times variety and help maintain interest and motivation. This activity uses YouTube, and was based on a set of cards that came with a National Geographic kids magazine.

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Pictionary Cards

Pictionary Cards

Want to stretch their imagination without overwhelming them? Don’t mind breaking a few rules? Able to make no sense at all and not get frustrated? This may be the game for you and yours. Read More…

What A Sight… (words app)

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What a great app! I have been looking for just this application for a while and yesterday I found it. It was a great hit with my daughter and I really like it too. Read on to find out why I think this app can help your child to improve their reading skills. Read More…