LP, like many other children at the start of school, is learning about phonics. This is something pretty new to me as when I was at school we didn’t learn to read and spell through the sounds letters made and so it’s been a bit of a learning curve. LP is picking up phonics so quickly though and has learnt to spell so many words in such a short space of time.
To help with her learning Miles Kelly sent us some of their range of Fairytale Phonics books to review. The range of books are based on classic fairytales but are designed to help children start reading for themselves.
The Fairytale Phonics books are unlike any other books we have read with LP. They have pages of stickers not just as a reward system – to stick on when you have completed a page – but also as an activity to complete throughout the book.
The pages in the Fairytale Phonics books contain just the right amount of writing for children in the early years of school and each page focuses on one or two letter sounds which are then clearly repeated throughout the page.
At the end of the book there are pages to recap the story – and the sounds learnt which is a great way to not only test what the child has learnt but also to work on their story telling abilities. LP has absolutely loved these books. She’s a huge fan of fairytales anyway and being able to learn the stories herself, work on her phonics and then tell us the story afterwards is something she really enjoys.
The whole Fairytale Phonics range would be perfect for any child learning to read and write and I am sure it would make learning letters and sounds a lot more fun. Each book contains seventy activity stickers which make the books so much more than just a story.
The Fairytale Phonics books have an RRP of £5.99 each.
Disclosure: We were sent the above books for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.