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Excellent to accelerate reading
on 16 August 2013
I came across the Read Write Inc Phonics Collection (18 books) through the Book People and for a fraction of the retail price I bought them. At that point my 4 year old knew all the phonics sounds but could not blend. The very simple, consistent and gradual blending techniques in these phonics book helped my girl to 'get it', and she started to blend quite quickly. Within a month from not knowing how to blend at all, we got through all 18 books and she was able to read with great confidence - that is a priceless moment for a parent! I wanted to continue through the Ruth Miskin reading programme but knew I would not get them at a price as I did through the Book People. I read the reviews for the 'Black and White' versions of the books and thought I'd give it a try as they (again) were much cheaper than the colour version. I found them just as good - a good tip is to get a red colouring pen and go over the words that should be red in the colour version, it doesn't take long! That way my little girl pauses and remembers that this word is a 'tricky word' and may not sound phonetically correct. She is on book 8 out of 10 (typically read one book a day) and I have just ordered the Orange and Yellow sets in the B/W format! It is nice to know that before my girl goes to Reception next month she has had a headstart to the wonderful world of books!