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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids who hate endless exercises
Tried all sorts of books to encourage my children to learn. My eldest (8yrs) really enjoyed these books he will go and start using them without asking to do them now. He finds them colourful almost like a story and as we only do one exercise a night they are not too long or monotonous for him to do only taking approx 5 - 10 minutes to complete. In fact he enjoys them...
Published on 9 Dec 2011 by Busy Mum

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good additional home study
This is the second book in the Funny Phonics & Silly Spelling series and is aimed at ages 6-7 (the previous book is aimed at 5-6) and as with the first book is great for supporting the learning that takes place in primary school. As with its predecessor, it breaks each topic down into simple, usable chunks with 4-5 exercises that can be completed with just a few...
Published on 10 July 2011 by L. S. Avery


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good additional home study, 10 July 2011
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L. S. Avery (Wellingborough, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Funny Phonics and Silly Spelling Age 6-7 (Letts Magical Skills): Phonics and Spelling: Ages 6-7 (Paperback)
This is the second book in the Funny Phonics & Silly Spelling series and is aimed at ages 6-7 (the previous book is aimed at 5-6) and as with the first book is great for supporting the learning that takes place in primary school. As with its predecessor, it breaks each topic down into simple, usable chunks with 4-5 exercises that can be completed with just a few minutes.

Setting aside 10-15 minutes per day to work through each topic is probably a good way to go, and completing a topic before moving on to the next is also a good idea. The exercises are easy to follow and are progressive within a topic, and each topic starts at the basics each time.

As the child progresses through the book there are opportunities to consolidate the learning so far, once in the middle and once more at the end of the book. These are useful reminders for what has gone before.

There is a reward (of sorts) at the end of each topic with a star sticker to place within the topic page, and at the end of the book going towards an 'award'. Perhaps not the best motivator for some children, but others will no doubt find the visible progress a real pleasure.

The book itself is well thought out, with colourful characters to encourage the child, although some of the names could do with rethinking and the instructions and topic introductions can be a little complex and challenging for some children.

This book is best used as a support for primary school learning as each topic is really only touched upon, and often a child will need additional examples to make the learning point clear.

Overall a good book which can help support the learning process.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids who hate endless exercises, 9 Dec 2011
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This review is from: Funny Phonics and Silly Spelling Age 6-7 (Letts Magical Skills): Phonics and Spelling: Ages 6-7 (Paperback)
Tried all sorts of books to encourage my children to learn. My eldest (8yrs) really enjoyed these books he will go and start using them without asking to do them now. He finds them colourful almost like a story and as we only do one exercise a night they are not too long or monotonous for him to do only taking approx 5 - 10 minutes to complete. In fact he enjoys them so much he has already asked if when he finishes this bundle can we get some more in the series to do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to use as a supplement to school work and homework., 4 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Funny Phonics and Silly Spelling Age 6-7 (Letts Magical Skills): Phonics and Spelling: Ages 6-7 (Paperback)
The content of the book is good as an outline of the types of words children are supposed to be learning at each Key Stage, but the book has very little content, so don't rely on this book alone to teach your children.

It is colourful and has a story and theme running through the chapters. This was very useful in keeping my brother, with a short attention span, interested. He has a strong interest in fantasy though, so I don't know if it will hold the attention of children who like ponies or football.

The book also includes a star chart and challenges which helped give my brother an added sense of achievement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what was needed, 7 April 2013
This review is from: Funny Phonics and Silly Spelling Age 6-7 (Letts Magical Skills): Phonics and Spelling: Ages 6-7 (Paperback)
Was perfect for improving my daughter's confidence with her phonics. She enjoyed the wizarding characters that explain each exercise. A really fun way of learning.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Phonic practice, 13 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Funny Phonics and Silly Spelling Age 6-7 (Letts Magical Skills): Phonics and Spelling: Ages 6-7 (Paperback)
Straightforward layout and easy for children to follow. Would supplement other phonic input. Fun idea of wizard and apprentice working together.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Skills, 2 Mar 2009
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Ms Behavin "Ms B" (SW London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Funny Phonics and Silly Spelling Age 6-7 (Letts Magical Skills): Phonics and Spelling: Ages 6-7 (Paperback)
My 5 year old absolutely loves this book. He said he likes the pictures and recognises some of the content from what he has done at school. Very user friendly, funny and enjoyable. The text explains what is needed very specifically and my son had no trouble going through it, sometimes unassisted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant presentation, 3 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Funny Phonics and Silly Spelling Age 6-7 (Letts Magical Skills): Phonics and Spelling: Ages 6-7 (Paperback)
Cannot fault this. Will be buying more similar of these in the future and they make great alternative presents for birthdays to plastic toys.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased mummy with children learning, 9 Dec 2013
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miss hazel k malyon (farnborough, hants United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Funny Phonics and Silly Spelling Age 6-7 (Letts Magical Skills): Phonics and Spelling: Ages 6-7 (Paperback)
My girls enjoyed this series of learning books. They enjoyed the content of this particular book making spelling fun and engaging. The pictures/graphic engaged the children and the variety in tasks on the page kept them interested. Pleased and would recommend
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, 8 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Funny Phonics and Silly Spelling Age 6-7 (Letts Magical Skills): Phonics and Spelling: Ages 6-7 (Paperback)
Fun and good practice.
Children can work independently. Excelent for self learning.
Good parents resource and home practice.
Summer revision.
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