The Alphabet Talks book is a great resource to promote pre-reading skills for children learning the alphabet. It can be read as a story book or used as a resource for children to enjoy on their early reading / school readiness journey from two years until six years of age.
The Alphabet Talks Card Game compliments The Alphabet Talks book. It allows children to experience hearing the phonic sounds with other words and pictures, practice listening for phonic sounds and finding words with a specific sound. Easy to use as a transitional game in childcare or while you’re busy at home.
The Alphabet Talks Memory Game activity develops highly useful skills in visual memory. Our version not only develops memory of position and of a picture but also the visual memory of letters and the auditory memory of a letter’s phonetic sound. Unconsciously children are learning the very foundations of becoming a fluent reader as they listen to the adult and gradually build up a knowledge of phonic sounds for themselves.
Race into Reading embodies a belief that children enjoy the pleasures of reading and that we adults, are the gatekeepers of their learning activities. Our belief is children deserve the freedom to explore and use interactive materials to understand how words are conveyed in writing.
Fun, interaction, variety of games, a book and a supportive adult are some of the reasons Race into Reading is successful. Principles like using colour that aids memory, direct teaching of concepts to avoid confusion and an adult present to monitor a child’s hearing, word pronunciation and other things a machine cannot do.
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