Category Archives: English Ideas

Usborne Young Reading Series

I am a huge fan of the Usborne Beginners series.  We have a large collection of the Beginners books and I have found them to be perfect for read alouds as well as brilliant beginner readers.  My daughter used a … Continue reading

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Real or Nonsense Ingredients for the Cauldron

I have been looking for a fun phonic activity to do with my son (aged 6) but never really thought of the real vs nonsense word activities I have seen until I stumbled upon the witch/wizard version by Twinkl.  The … Continue reading

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Sh, Th, Ch sound train (free)

I remember doing a lot of activities around sh, th and ch with my daughter but for some reason they mostly seemed to be flower based (and that just does not have the same appeal for my son) so I … Continue reading

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Digging for words

I love it when we get to use and reuse the cards and goodies that I laminate and cut out for the kids.  The free what’s in the box cards from Twinkl have been one of these that we have … Continue reading

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The Bad-Tempered ladybird clock and mini book

A few weeks ago my son choose the Bad Tempered ladybird book by Eric Carle at the library and he has loved it.  To be honest we all have loved the story. My daughter really enjoyed making her own Brown … Continue reading

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