Tag Archive | picture book

The Right Environment

 

bookshelf

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…

The End of the Word

word endings

The end of the word, not world. It can feel like it when the sprog is struggling on and then just loses concentration, but there is a great book and a simple method to help them move towards whole word recognition that compliments their skills learned in studying phonics.

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Manners

Excuse me

Along with your fascinating conversations about gravity and the size of elephants, the subject of basic manners should be part of the language input for your child. Here is a great little book to help introduce basic manners. Read More…

Are We There Yet?

Time to put the word back into wordpress! I took a short break from posting while I completed the first written task for an MA in TESOL. Will be posting bilingualism related interestingness from the course texts later I am sure. So, right back to books that help your child to develop their language skills. This one was recommended by an Australian friend and it represents a real step up from simple story/picture books to educational reading. Read More…

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Here is a great book to help the little one start reading. You can cheat a bit with this because it’s a book they can read without really reading. Read More…

Monkey Puzzle

From the writer and illustrator of ‘The Gruffalo’ comes ‘Monkey Puzzle’. “It’s not a puzzle, it’s a book”, my daughter pointed out. “Well…. There’s this monkey, see? And he’s…. puzzled.” You can imagine how that continued. The great thing about the edition I bought (here) is that it comes with a CD recording of the story and an extra Monkey Puzzle song. What’s good about it?

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