Read with Biff, Chip, and Kipper Flashcards : Alphabet Games
Written by Roderick Hunt, Annemarie Young, Kate Ruttle
Illustrated by Alex Brychta
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Flashcards: Young children learn best when they are having fun and alphabet playing cards can be an enjoyable way to learn to recognise the different letters, to know which sounds they represent and to begin to use them to make words. Games have been written by a practising teacher and support learning in schools.
The ‘Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper’ series helps children at home to learn to read through fun, motivating stories, a clear structure and dual-track phonics and high-frequency word strands. The result will be a child who loves to read.
This new series called Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper has been created out of Oxford’s Read at Home series, the UK’s bestselling home reading series and has been fully revised in line with new educational guidelines. The series is designed to help parents support their child’s development as a reader at home whilst complimenting what the child is learning at school with the familiar characters of Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog.
There are two key strands to the series – Phonics and First Stories, each of which is divided into 6 levels. Getting ready to read (Level 1), Starting to read (Level 2), Becoming a reader (Level 3), Developing as a reader (Level 4), Building confidence in reading (Level 5) and Reading with confidence (Level 6).
In the Phonics strand you’ll find enjoyable and entertaining stories which enable children to practise their letters and sounds just as they do at school. In First Stories you’ll find fun and motivating stories which introduce new readers to common words and everyday language. In both strands you’ll also find hints and tips for parents and plenty of puzzles and activities to make reading fun for kids. Each of the 6 levels matches the Oxford Reading Tree stages that your children will be reading at school. Finally, there are two sets of Flashcards – Word Games and Alphabet Games with further sets coming in Autumn 2011.
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Read with Biff, Chip, and Kipper Flashcards : Alphabet Games by Roderick Hunt, Annemarie Young, Kate Ruttle
Young children learn best when they are having fun! These alphabet playing cards can be an enjoyable way to learn to recognise different letters, to know which sounds they represent and use them to make words. All of the games and activities suggested in this Flashcard set can be played with an adult or older child together with one or two younger children. The cards contain: * 26 alphabet cards with example words that can be sounded out e.g. c-a-t, cat. * 26 alphabet cards with words that support initial letter recognition e.g. t-, teddy * 3 advice cards with practical advice for parents on how to use the Phonic Flashcards and games to support alphabet knowledge, alphabetical order, sound games, word making, and listening for sounds at the beginning and end of words, through familiar games like snap. Games have been written by a practising teacher and support practice in schools. Playing the alphabet games will help children to: * develop memory and concentration skills * learn to recognise individual letter shapes and sounds * read simple words * spell simple words The series provides essential support for parents through www.oxfordowl.co.uk. Visit the Oxford Owl for practical advice for helping children learn to read, all you need to know about phonics and lots of fun activities and free eBooks.
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Roderick Hunt, Annemarie Young, Kate Ruttle
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Oxford University Press
5th May 2011
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