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Fact Finding

question sheet

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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How It Was, How It Is


Well it was never quite like that, but sometimes it was a battle. I have taken some time over the past week to write what I think is a fairly comprehensive report on my efforts introducing literacy to my daughter and developing that to the point of reading. Read More…

Questions for Kids

questions for kidsI made this on the fly today. It’s an offshoot of the reading from one of my MA modules and is based on a table I saw on the web. Although I’m sure there are areas that need a re-think, it was an interesting challenge. It highlighted for me the need to talk around a subject and ask more questions to further increase the range of language I use with my daughter. Read More…

Let’s read 9

lets read 9

Way overdue! I have not had much time, so I haven’t been making these prints recently. I really noticed the difference without them  in the morning practice time. It was difficult to provide balanced reading activities, it was also difficult to provide review. Last night I made this new print and used it with my daughter this morning. Fantastic stuff. You can see a video clip on the facebook page here. You can download the print here: lets read 9.

Let’s Read More

A new print for the regular daily reading practice. I am trying to develop my daughter’s reading from a strictly phonic reading style towards a more fluid sight-reading style. To do this I am using the same words, print after print, with the hope that this will encourage recognition of patterns. Download the pdf lets read 8.


Treasure Hunt pdf

You can download this pdf of the treasure hunt activity I introduced recently here: Treasure Hunt. The first page is the key. The next page contains the clues. Go through the key with your child before you play. Make sure they know what is what. Have them cut out the clues and then you can play.

More reading prints

I have noticed an increase in the downloads of previous prints so I am uploading these two together. Download them from the downloads section.

I am very pleased that people are downloading and hopefully using the series, but hope that they will come back and tell me what works and what doesn’t.

If you download, please help me to make future materials better by leaving a comment about how you used them and how it went.


Let’s Read 5

Latest in the series of reading activities for my 10 minute per day practice. My daughter is still having occasional troubles remembering the ‘ai’ & ”oa’ readings so this version gives more focus to those readings. Visit the downloads section to download a pdf or click lets read 5. As always, this is not intended for sale, only private use, and any feedback from those who have downloaded would be most welcome.

Let’s Read 4

My daughter is having great success using a combination of Jolly Phonics and these practice prints in our morning practice sessions. Read More…

Let’s Read 3

No.3 in a series. This time practicing the sight word ‘this’ with use of the word ‘the’ and review of the ‘ai’ sound. Read More…