These are the crucial years to start a more formal approach to spelling. Parents are 'partners in learning' and share developmental learning processes. The Next Steps To Spelling The following learning steps are covered in Reading & Spelling Made Simple Book 1, within Steps 3 and 4. Consolidate short vowel sounds Consolidate beginning consonant blends Consolidate consonant … Continue reading Years Three and Four
There are many benefits that we have seen and experienced with children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers while working with our literacy books and resources, including the following: 1. Greater Harmony Greater harmony can be achieved between parents and a child because the parents are more involved and hands-on. One of the most enjoyable, relaxing times of … Continue reading Benefits For You And Your Child
Q: My husband and I both work, so how do I/we find the time to implement the programme? Use a planning strategy which involves time 'slots' and 'helpers'. Much of the reading and writing work can — and should — be self-motivated by the learner. Give encouragement and supportive help, establish some firm time guidelines, and … Continue reading Parents Questions and Concerns
Empowerment The Reading & Spelling Made Simple programme and materials empower learners to solve their own learning problems by giving them positive, professional help in easy, progressive stages. It gives parents and caregivers the academic background required to teach their own children and learners. Material Costs Our programme and materials have been developed intentionally to be cost effective for families, … Continue reading What Is Different About This Programme?
Becoming literate is a lifelong journey, and there are some distinct stages to be aware of. Beginning (0 - 5 years) Becoming literate starts with learning to speak. A child will have a greater number of problems learning to recognise written words later on if they cannot say them correctly. Learning is always a social … Continue reading Understanding Reading, Spelling and Writing for Parents