The ‘Hop Hop Game’

Medium Read | 5 mins The famous ‘hop hop’ game. If your kids have been saying they have been playing the ‘hop hop game’ in our sessions, this is it. I will share firstly what is involved, how to set up, how to merge other learning points into the game, and ways to increase theContinue reading “The ‘Hop Hop Game’”

Leveled reading sets or storybooks?

Long Read | 8 mins I want to pull apart the questions and queries regarding leveled reading sets and share some of my experience working with beginning readers. What are leveled reading sets? Leveled reading sets systematically introduce vocab and sentence patterns in a step by step approach over leveled ranges of difficulty. What areContinue reading “Leveled reading sets or storybooks?”

What is Activity Blending?

Why stick with one activity when you can combine two! Mixing common activities is a fun and intriguing concept for kids. I like to call it ‘Activity Blending.’ ‘Taking one typical activity and interlacing it with an entirely different activity. ‘My thought process when combining activities is based on observations of the child’s current abilities.Continue reading “What is Activity Blending?”

Phonics Terms Poster

What are Phonemes? What is the difference between Phoneme Awareness and Phonological Awareness? If you are coming across terms like these, they can be quite confusing and foreign. I decided to put together a poster laying out the basic Phonic’s jargon. If you are a parent encountering these sayings for the first time, or anContinue reading “Phonics Terms Poster”

3 Quick Blending Tips

HELP YOUR CHILD BEGIN READING WITH MR J Bite sized 1 min Instagram video below for parents. Here are the Tips below: 1️⃣ KEEP IT SIMPLE Introduce single sounds, diagraphs or letter combinations one at a time. The art of blending is step by step. 2️⃣ TRACKING LEFT TO RIGHT Guiding a child’s eyes fromContinue reading “3 Quick Blending Tips”