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School Start Buddy

Perfect for parents who want to teach children to read and write before school. Ideal for teachers who want an exciting resource to help implement their literacy program. 

School Start Buddy

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School Start Spelling Case

Effectively teach your child or students to learn a list of spelling words. 

 

 

Other easy-to-use and effective products

We have many more exciting, hands-on products for both parents and teachers.

Glowing reviews and testimonials for School Start products, including School Start Buddy and School Start Spelling Case. Read more testimonials. 

“Having seen a presentation by Sharona about the School Start Buddy, our Parents and Friends decided that this would be a perfect gift for new families that come into our school. The response from the students and parents has been extremely positive. Parents have commented on how much their child wants to use their new ‘buddy’ and how eager they are to explore the letters and sounds in the School Start Buddy. It is a perfect way for kids to begin to explore and develop early Literacy skills at home. The information and training involved on the web is also great for parents that may be unsure of how to use the buddy effectively and provides explicit but simple instructions about how to support their child in this exploration. We will be back for more!”

James Quigley

Principal, St Mary Mackillop School, Wallaroo

“I love all of it! I love learning the letters and making funny sentences.”

Piper Montgomery

5 year old girl

“I love playing with my ‘toy’ homework!”

Campbell Vowels

6 year old boy

“You can put words together and make words yourself. It is a fun way to learn and it has helped me figure out new words and sounds. You can draw in it and practice the alphabet.”

Chloe Seaman

5 year old girl

“The School Start Buddy has helped my students who have poor fine-motor skills and are reluctant to write. The magnetic resources allow them to develop their letter recognition and early reading and writing skills without having the barrier of actually writing. When we do writing tasks, they are much more willing to ‘have-a-go’ on the whiteboard because they are able to quickly erase any errors they make.”

Alison Uren

R/1 Teacher, St Albert’s Catholic School, Loxton

“School Start Buddy is brilliant. It has been a fantastic resource in helping my sons build the foundational skills in both reading and writing. My sons love the engaging and interactive activities and I love the quality time I get to spend with my boys, watching them grow and learn.”

Rosie Perre

R/1 teacher and parent of three boys aged 5, 7, and 9

“It has made homework a fun activity that has engaged our school-aged daughter, and also her younger sister who has been practicing her “writing.” It neatly packs away after each use which I appreciate, and I know it is ready for immediate use again next time. We have had fun creating new ways to learn words, sounds and sentences.”

Lynley Seaman

Parent of three girls aged 7, 5 and 3

“My boys love the hands-on approach of using magnetic letters to learn their weekly list of spelling words. I love the design of the case – it is easy for them to find the letters as they are clearly displayed.”

Katie Eatts

Parent of three boys aged 2, 5 and 7

Hi, I’m Sharona Edwards, a mum of four, literacy coordinator, primary school teachers, and the woman behind School Start. I also conduct a range of workshops

Workshops include:

Learn exciting, innovative, easy literacy strategies that will greatly benefit your students while saving you precious preparation time for lessons. Visit the workshop page for more details.

Why choose School Start products?

√ Hands on products

√ Highest quality

√ Easy-to-use

√ Fun

√ They work!

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