How the School Start Buddy works
The School Start Buddy is specifically designed for parents/carers to use with children who are in the early stages of school.
It empowers parents to make sure their child/children achieve essential literacy skills in the foundation years of school. It comes with online videos that provide parents with easy, step-by-step guidelines to use the School Start Buddy with their child.
The case contains:
Magnetic letters are an effective resource for teaching children letter sounds, as well as how to read and write words. The design of the case ensures it is quick and easy for children to find the letter they are looking for.
24 blank magnetic sentence blocks
The magnetic sentence blocks are designed to make it fun and easy for children to transition from reading and writing words to reading and writing whole sentences. Scroll down to STEP 5 below to find out exactly how to use the sentence blocks, as well as how children learn to read.
1 Small magnetic whiteboard eraser
The small size allows children to erase just one letter at a time, leading to more confidence and less frustration.
Children feel more confident to write on whiteboards because any mistakes they make can be easily erased. The two whiteboards allow all the magnetic resources to be clearly displayed on one board, while the other board is free to play and learn on.
1 whiteboard marker
100 blank sight word cards and 2 alternate colour pens
It is important that children learn to quickly read commonly used words (also known as sight words). This video explains how your child can learn to read sight words by using the cards, pens and other resources inside the School Start Buddy.
Online video tutorials and resources
Below is a guide to teaching a child to read and write with the School Start Buddy. It contains short instructional videos, as well as a range of resources, that make using your School Start Buddy as EASY as possible. This means that anyone can teach a child to read and write!