5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 22 August 2011
This is an excellent guide for all parents who would like to understand more about phonics and the way reading is taught in schools, written by a well-established author of educational books. Parents are anxious to help their children, but many do not understand the terms used and how to apply phonics teaching at home. This book can help, as it shows parents what children will learn in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, enabling them to support their children in a progressive manner. The Letters and Sounds programme is clearly described without too much detail - just enough to help. At the end of the book is an extremely useful selection of word lists for spelling practice. An really practical book, clearly laid out and covering all the key concepts, which I recommend to all parents.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 June 2012
When my daughter started in Reception last year i quickly started to struggle with phonics, I am 30 and the phonics way seems so different to the way i learnt to spell and read - i needed help!
I went to my local library and discovered this book, for me it was a god send, after renewing the book from the library numerous times the last time i went to renew i was told that somebody else wanted to loan it so on arriving home i finally brought it. I can now say that i understand phonics and i can help my daughter in a way that she can now understand me. I cant recommend this book enough......