Alphabet Crazy Fun 1: My Family Teaches Me My ABC’s
Alphabet Crazy Fun 2: Games, Practice and Celebrations
The most important literacy skill of all is learning the alphabet----and it can be a lot of fun! There are four basic things children need to know in order to help them towards mastery of the alphabet and the first video in this set shows parents some ideas for teaching alphabet letters with those four basics in mind; home-friendly resources are the key, with video clips to demonstrate the various strategies. The second video provides playful games and activities that families can easily use for practice.
Phonemic Play 1: Learning to read in the dark?
Phonemic Play 2: Tricking Our Ears!
Parent and children can practice sound-play anywhere – in the car, making dinner, having breakfast and having lots of laughs in the process. These videos teach parents how to introduce the six phonemic awareness skills and include many playful ways to practice recognizing and making the sounds. Knowing and feeling confident with phonemic skills is an essential step towards future decoding skills, spelling and writing achievement with guaranteed fun along the way!
Superpower Sight Words 1: One Two Three - READ!!!
Superpower Sight Words 2: Practice, Play and Performance
A very satisfying way to introduce young children to reading is to teach sight words in context because they are the most commonly encountered words in the English language. With parental support, children can be reading sentences in a matter of days. Since memory alone is not enough, the videos show four different ways children can be taught to enjoy learning sight words. Both videos provide exciting and motivating games for parents and children to enjoy together.
Come-alive Reading: It’s party-time reading in my home.
Echo and Repeated Reading: I read just like you.
These videos model strategies that will teach parents how to encourage a love of reading and books---but achieve so much more. Even with beginning readers, parents can teach fluency. The videos demonstrate how they can model expression, volume and pacing to take their children beyond word-to-word reading and into meaningful comprehension, all done with lots of fun and amusing games. Reading and enjoying great books with their kids---what better way for parents to help guide them towards mastery of these most important foundational skills!
Reading Buddies: Teaching Me, Loving Me and Reading With Me
Writing Buddies: My Pen, Your Pen, Our Pen
These two videos demonstrate effective strategies that primary teachers use every day in their classrooms---techniques that can be even more successful when parents use them one-on-one with their own children. Our presenters will model step-by-step, how parents can use reading and writing experiences to build confidence as they watch their children become independent readers---parents and kids working side-by-side, taking turns, sharing tools and celebrating good reads and creative writing together.
All games and activities are designed to be productive, playful and fun for the whole family. Each video is accompanied by supportive document downloads - games, handouts and checklists from Janet Mort’s new book Parent Power: You can teach your child to read!