School Start Videos

School start video index

In an effort to make supporting your child in their first years of school as easy as possible, School Start has created a series of short videos. These videos cover:

  • The stages of learning to read, write and spell that a child goes through from the beginning of school
  • How-to explanations of School Start Buddy activities
  • How-to explanations of School Start Spelling activities
  • Tips and tricks

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10 Tips to give your child the best start to school!

The first year of school sets the foundation for success. Children learn to become more independent, follow routines and learn essential skills that provide the platform for future learning. Set your child up for success with these ten tips. Teach your child to...

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VIDEO: Where to begin teaching a child to read and write

How do I teach my child to write words? You may feel unsure about what words you should teach your child first. Beginning with your child’s name, is a great place to start. But where do you go next? A good starting point will be to begin with the sound we teach...

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VIDEO: Teach your child to write their name

This video focusses on how to teach your child to write his/her name. It is part of a series of short videos I have made to make it easier for you to support your child through their first years of school. These short videos explain the stages of learning to read,...

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VIDEO: Using the correct pencil grip

This video focusses on using the correct pencil grip. It is part of a series of short videos I have made to make it easier for you to support your child through their first years at school. These short videos explain the stages of learning to read, write and spell...

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VIDEO: Blending letter sounds to make words

This video focusses on blending letter sounds to make words. It is part of a series of short videos I have made to make it easier for you to support your child through their first years at school. These short videos explain the stages of learning to read, write and...

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VIDEO: Using the sentence blocks from School Start

This video focusses on using the sentence blocks from School Start. It is part of a series of short videos I have made to make it easier for you to support your child through their first years at school. These short videos explain the stages of learning to read, write...

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VIDEO: Listening to your child read Part One

This video is the first of a two-part series that focusses on listening to your child read. It is part of a larger series of short videos I have made to make it easier for you to support your child through their first years at school. These short videos explain the...

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VIDEO: Listening to your child read Part Two

This video is the second in a two-part series that focusses on listening to your child read. It is part of a larger series of short videos I have made to make it easier for you to support your child through their first years at school. These short videos explain the...

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