Tag Archive | reading skills

Read It Yourself

read it yourself

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

 

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…

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…

Read It Yourself

Level 1 little red hen

Another great series! When you have worked through the Peter and Jane series then it`s time for a change. Not just reading practice now, but real stories! Read More…

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)

sight words menu

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…

The Equalizer â…¡

The Equalizer

Continuing on from my post about finding balance in the sprog’s bilingual reading, here is an update. A progress report really, because we are progressing, but I have been forced to address issues of balance in an imbalanced situation. Read More…

Clouds on a Sunny Day

cloudy sky

It is a beautiful day today, but there were clouds in our house as the issue of balanced reading and practice became a problem. Read More…

How It Was, How It Is

maximus

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…