SCHOOLS START BUDDY FOR SCHOOLS
The School Start Buddy has been avidly embraced by many schools and teachers who recognise that students MUST achieve foundational literacy skills in the first years of school.
Many schools currently give the School Start Buddy to their Foundation Year students to use at home with their parents.
What is the School Start Buddy?
The School Start Buddy is specifically designed for children in their first year of school or who are in the early stages of school. It is designed for parents to use at home with their children to support and strengthen the foundational literacy skills they are learning at school.
The handbook inside the School Start Buddy and the online videos explain to parents exactly how they can use the School Start Buddy to teach their child to read and write.
The case contains:
57 magnetic letters
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.
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
Most schools require children to learn to read sight words (the most commonly used words). The handbook explains how your child can learn to read sight words by using the cards, pens and other resources inside the School Start Buddy.
1 School Start Handbook
This is a guide to teaching a child to read and write. All the activities utilise the resources inside the School Start Buddy case.