As for so many current and past Sounds ‘n’ Stories students, your children will also love and be captivated by the characters featured in our whimsical mini stories. Some are presented as poems which link to our songs (see more about songs), others can be used in role-plays, or a variety of suggested activities found in our free to download handbook.
As the stories engage young learners, there are many subtle but handy graphic guides to aid their sound and word acquisition, prompting sounding, blending, reading and writing; built in to keep the path clear and easy to follow.
are a unique feature of Sounds ‘n’ Stories as a clear visual aid for sounding and blending.
High frequency clouds in story texts and summarised at the end of each book. These common words are needed for basic stories, but can have irregular spellings which would muddle the explicit efficiency of phonics instruction. In a traditional way we learn to recognise these whole words by their shapes.
Links to Sven Blends remind children to blend, and that Sven’s help is at hand (on the DVDs) if needed.
Sound Pathway The path is less threatening when we see what’s ahead and take comfort in where we've been. The 44 basic sound codes are easy to spot at every turn as a footer, with a progress marker, across each double spread.