A few weeks ago an incredible learning and teaching resource arrived on our doorstep, and I am so happy that I get to share it with you today!
The lovely people behind The Reading Lesson and The Verbal Math Lesson are giving you a chance to win an absolutely amazing bundle of prizes!
The Reading Lesson
This book is the best reading program I have ever come across. We have looked at so many different ways to teach reading to little ones and I have never come across such an intuitive and fun approach before.
The program is split into twenty easy lessons that gradually build your child’s ability to read.
It begins by explaining different sounds that letters can make,
and then moves straight onto reading a first few simple words.
After learning to sound out letters and words the reading progresses to short sentences
and eventually short stories.
Along the way children learn vocabulary words from different word families, and at the end of the book there is even a certificate for the brand new reader to frame and proudly display, declaring the child a Reader for Life.
If you like you can see a few sample pages as well as free downloads and printables on The Reading Lesson’s Goodies page.
The Reading Lesson also includes a fun animated CD-ROM with the 20 lessons in animated form for use with the The Reading Lesson book.
To compliment the reading program there is a fantastic Mac/PC CD-ROM titled The Storybook which includes 40 animated short stories that the child can try to read by herself. Unfamiliar words can be clicked and help improve the child’s understanding of reading and words.
The Writing Lesson
The Writing Lesson is a brilliant resource of printable writing practice sheets all the way from preschool age to fourth grade. It includes different writing styles and helps your child write primary, script and cursive.
There are lots of different sheets to choose from, either just letters, words or whole stories!
We printed some of the sheets and put them into clear plastic sleeves to use with a dry-erase marker and we have seen a huge improvement in handwriting!
Sounds of Letters DVD
The Sounds of Letters DVD is a DVD that teaches children the different sounds of letters through showing the letter and then introducing different things that start with that letter. It is a gentle way to ease into reading and would be great to use in combination with the The Reading Lesson book.
Now I can’t wait to tell you about everyone’s favourite new thing; The Verbal Math Lesson!
If you are like me then the thought of maths questions makes me cringe, it was my least favourite subject in school and to this day I think of myself as not being very good with numbers. I’m really grateful for this fantastic book because our children will not share their Mama’s fear of numbers!
The Verbal Math Lesson is a really fun way to learn maths – without the use of pens and paper! That’s right, it is all done in your head! This book comes in two levels, level 1 being for ages 4-7 and level 2 for ages 7-8. I recommend you start at level 1 no matter how old your children are, though, because this fantastic series teaches great shortcuts, helps children visualise maths problems, grasp numbers and fully understand abstract concepts.
The book starts out easy but gradually gets more difficult, however the whole book feels more like a fun, puzzle-solving conversation than a boring lesson. Using these books will also improve your child’s written work and help them not to be intimidated by difficult questions.
Emily, who absolutely adores maths, has actually picked these books for bedtime reading, asking to solve a few more questions before bed! You can find out more about The Verbal Math Lesson on their website!
The last book in our bundle is Big Words for Little Kids and this book is fun!
It starts out by explaining what different prefixes mean, for example adding “un” in front of a word.
Through teaching the little ones the different parts of words – prefixes, suffixes and roots – children are already able to understand a big variety of new-to-them words.
It teaches children hundreds of new words and helps them to understand thousands more.
The book also includes a big variety of tidbits of information for children to learn and tests for children to try out their new knowledge.
We have been having so much fun using this book, and Emily just loves to impress people with her big words!
Now YOU have the chance to win this absolutely incredible bundle of resources!
You can gain extra entries for sharing it on Facebook, twitter and Pinterest, just leave a new comment for each of the things you did!
This Giveaway is open worldwide, but please know that it will be sent to you from the United States so import duty might apply.
The winner will be picked at random on the 17th of February!
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