Sven the Viking – just like children learning how to read and understand new words – must tackle reading challenges with a knowledge of the 44 basic sound codes. To help young learners, Sven journeys around Hong Kong discovering new objects and questioning “What is it?” With his magic shield and amulet, Sven is able to get written answers and apply his knowledge of sounds, then, blend them to produce spoken words. Children are put at ease by this fellow learner’s funny actions, expressions, and magic. A whole section of our ‘Elephant Series’ DVD1&2 is devoted to Sven, and his pointy hand appears in the corresponding books to prompt and remind learners that blending is cool.
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