With familiar fairy tales, this eight-book collection is perfect for children to share with their parents as they begin to learn about phonics.
Including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Puss in Boots, the fairy tales have been carefully retold to help children develop their decoding skills and link different letters to distinct sounds.There are also sounding out and word-building activities to partake in.
All the books come with 70 reusable stickers and there's even a poster which features all 44 sounds that are practised in the books. There are also helpful hints for grown-ups on what sounds they should focus on while they read, scattered throughout the books.
Poster dimensions: 550 x 645mm.
The books are great and fun for my 8-year-old learning to read - but the reusable stickers are a bit of a pain as they don't stick to pages x
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Ryan, The Book People, 15/11/2017
Not sticky -
The books are lovely but the stickers don't stick to the pages at all. My daughter was really disappointed. The lovely Book People sent me a replacement set of books but those stickers didn't stick either so we had to get a refund :(
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Ryan, The Book People, 14/06/2017
Really great for teaching phonics, works at different levels -
My son is at Reading Level 4 (approximately). These books would work for children both above and below this level, as the stories are fairly long but simply told, with some longer and more difficult words/sentences, so you can pick and choose what your child can manage.
The magic is that on each double page, the books subtly concentrate on one or two particular helpfully highlighted sounds or difficult spellings, and give you extra similar ones to look at at the bottom of the page. The book also shows you other combinations of letters that produce the same sound (including split digraphs) so in all they form a pretty comprehensive set of phonics readers.
My son doesn't find reading easy at all, and hates fairy stories because he finds them scary or girly, but is really happy to read these with me at night, with me reading the difficult words/sentences to him to give him a break. (I've found that this is the most productive way of teaching him to read, as he gets the best of both worlds: the story moves along and is complex or funny enough to keep him interested, and he gets to learn at his level). There are also loads of stickers and optional exercises to reinforce what they've learnt.
Brilliant value, helping with our reading no end.