Sometimes a great find for me in a secondhand shop is not something spectacular or beautiful. Sometimes it's just something that's so appropriate and useful at that moment in time, it's like the charity shop gods have placed it there just for me to stumble upon.
This week I went into school along with all the other Year 1 and 2 parents for a session on phonics. Teaching us how best to support our children's learning at home, there was much talk of blending, phonmes and split digraphs - most of which went over my head I have to admit.
Ruby has an insatiable appetite for books and stories, and yet the reading books she comes home with are not sparking her imagination. I can't say I blame her, I mean there's not much of a plot line! The cut-out paper sounds cards are also pretty dull looking and it's a struggle to get her to sit down and look at them after school.
So, on Saturday, after I'd deposited her at a birthday party in town I was killing an hour by mooching around the charity shops and spotted this set of flash cards for 99p.
They are perfect for building on her sounds group work and I plan to build them into her after-school routine to help her learn more word sounds.
So, if there are any teachers reading this that can suggest any interesting ways of using them, I'd love to hear.
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