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    Hi, not sure if this is the right place to post, but here goes -
    I've decided to start teaching my son to read - he turns 5 this year, but doesn't start prep until next year.
    there's a great book, and matching phonics cards called 'ants in the apple'
    but I can't seem to find anywhere to buy it online. anyone know of anywhere that might?
    thanks in advance

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    Is this the one?
    http://www.antsintheapple.com.au/Dow...ct%20Guide.pdf

    Have you tried Reading Eggs?

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    I got mine from a shop called Clever Classroom (but that might be my local school shop) or any school focused shop
    http://www.antsintheapple.com.au/

    I have it in the car for my son who's just turned 21 months and he sees an A and makes the 'Ah ah ah' sound just like in the song - your son will LOVE it!!!

    Ben's big boots ... B B B ...

    great ... guess what I have in my head now!

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    Make sure u teach ur child SOUNDS of the alphabet and not the names. The sounds r so important to develop reading skills. Also dont rely too heavily on one particular phonics teaching aid eg ants on the apple a a a cant cause children to say a a a when I ask for the sound. That is incorrect as the sound is a. I am a teacher and we use the song but we use a range of different things to help with sounds. It's great that u r teaching ur child to read just be careful ur not missing the basic stuff like can they tell u a range of things that start with a certain sound. Can they tell you what the first sound is for words? Do they recognize letters in their environment and say what sounds they make. If ur child can do all those things then they are reading to start reading basic CVC words (consonant vowel consonant) eg cat hit pin..... Dianna rigg has things that u can buy online I also just make up stuff on my computer and print it and laminate it

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    thanks everyone,
    biscotti - that reading eggs website looks awesome! thank you!

    really sure I remember reading it as a kid...brought back memories haha.
    saw a copy on ebay but got outbid - really don't want to pay more than 50 for an aid.

    Jess, thanks for the advice, my son constantly points out signs wherever we go and will spell out the word (sometimes backwards ) so I think he's ready. though I love your suggestion about what words start with the same sound. think I need to start with that as well - will also find out what they're working on at kindy, so I can do the same at home for him.
    just really wanted that book haha. will keep an eye out, but have also found alot of great things on ebay.


 

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