Hi all, we are making some resources available for parents and carers that want to support their children with Sounds-Write at home.
1: For children in Reception/ Kindy
Free online courses: Help your child to read and write
As some of you already know, our two courses Help your Child to Read and Write teach parents and carers how to get their 4- and 5-year olds on the way to literacy.
The first one, available here, has always been free: https://www.udemy.com/course/help-your-child-to-read-and-write/
This first course includes all the know-how and resources to get your child started, by introducing all the one-to-one spellings in the context of word reading, word building and sound-swap with simple CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words, as well as the skills they need to succeed.
We have decided to make the second one free as well (until further notice) to help parents and carers whose children are at home because of the COVIC 19 pandemic.
The second course is available here: https://www.udemy.com/course/help-your-child-to-read-and-write-part-2/learn/
You can also access all the resources you’ll need for the courses through the Udemy courses themselves.
There are two collections of decodable readers that accompany the courses. They are available on Amazon as Kindle books (and free if you have Kindle unlimited). Just go to Amazon and look for:
Activity books for the Initial Code:
If you enjoy working with your child through these activities, you might also want to purchase these two practice books (also available through Amazon)
Initial Code app
If you have an iPad or a tablet our app, you can download our app. It is called Initial Code, by Sounds-Write Ltd.
There is a free version of the app with some sample lessons and a full version for sale too.
The app offers a variety of activities to develop the skills of segmenting and blending, word reading and writing and some sentence reading and writing.
The app has been designed to introduce the sound-spelling correspondences in the Initial Code of the Sounds-Write program.
2 Free Sounds-Write Games for Older Children
|For older children in Year 1 or Year 2, we have also provided a free 60-page e-book with a selection of games from our book Phonics Games
and Activities for the Extended Code. You can access them for free