These two kits teach children between the ages of 3-5
years the skills required to commence learning to read.
They are fun and will satisfy the demand for small
children to �have their own work�.
The complete programme, which will last 12-18 months
is cheaper than a year at pre-school and provides more work.
It teaches the following skills:
Naming and identifying colours
Right to left progression
Drawing with detail
Neat and accurate scissor cutting
Catching and throwing
Finding hidden objects
Same and different
Introduction of sounds
Cooking and many more.
The pictures are large and no assumption is made of
existing pre-knowledge. A great deal of craft is included. A parent�s
instruction book is also included outlining the concepts being taught, material
needed and gives easy to follow instructions. All items may be bought
Your child will not be able to do every sheet perfectly.
The sheets are intended to give practise in different skills. Learning to cut
out, for example, is a matter of practise. Children generally make a lot of
mistakes while they are learning. Extra paper has been included in the art pack
to cover the mistakes.
incidental skills that your child will learn are following instructions, and
being able to sit and work for increasingly longer periods�gradually up to 30
minutes at a time.� Some small children
can only sit for 5 minutes at a time while others will sit for up to half an
hour. Both are normal.
are intended as an introduction only. The child does not need to learn them
yet. The exercises Have been written to help the child
to start listening to the sound prior to learning to read.
Once the two kits are successfully completed your
child will be ready to begin the Phonics Kits.
The Art pack contains most of the art materials
required to complete the activities and to reduce the cost and inconvenience to
the parent of trying to purchase items separately in small quantities.
Once the child has completed all the pre-reading work
and at least Beginning Maths they will be ready to begin the learning to
read programme by purchasing Phonics Kit 1.
Pre-Reading Activities 1
120 individual activities introducing concepts
including: red, blue, green, yellow, brown, orange, black, pink, grouping,
belongs together, drawing straight lines, smaller, larger, scissor skills,
shapes, position, size, different from, same as, following instructions,
colouring by number, co-ordination skills, rhythm, observation, problem
solving, matching, symmetry, listening and copying actions, assembling
patterns, growing things, cooking, patterning, painting, stenciling,
collage, learning the alphabet, threading, days of the week, rhyming and
listening skills. Where the activity requires it the sheet has been printed on
Pre-Reading Activities 2
120 individual activities introducing concepts
including: introduction of single sounds with activities that correspond and a
nursery rhyme or poem, mazes, shapes, games, painting activities, paper
aeroplane, dot-to-dot, colours, shopping with money up to 10c�cardboard coins
included, bigger than, smaller than, weather, drawing curved lines, cutting
skills, making animals, making puppets, pre-writing practice, colour by number,
same and different, sequencing, making shapes, poems and more. Where the
activity requires the sheet has been printed on card.
Art Pack for the Pre-Reading Kits 1 & 2
all the material you will need for the two activity kits including: 30 A3
sheets coloured paper, 45 A4 sheets coloured paper, 20 sheets white cartridge
paper, 35 kindergarten squares, 5 sheets tissue paper, wool, magnets, pipe
cleaners, card�white, green, silver, gold, split pins, matchsticks�coloured and
plain, glitter in gold, silver, red, green, sticky shapes, blank jigsaws, 2
paper bags (for puppets), glitter stars, bug bodies, mosaic squares, doily,
paperclips, hat elastic, large and small bead pom poms, needle (plastic) for threading, scrapbook, cotton
wool, paper plates, felt, eyes�small and large, icypole
sticks, patty pans, counters, buttons, heads,
replaces Signpost K as it provides far more practice in writing and counting
the numbers 1-10. 120 individual worksheets introducing: writing and counting
to 10, heavy or light, not the same, position, sorting objects, 2D shape,
matching, light and dark, morning and afternoon, belongs together, long and
short, more than, less than, yesterday, today, tomorrow, shapes, hot and cold,
length, colour by number, longer, shorter, patterns, hot and cold, comparing,
weather, days of week, heavier, lighter, area, 3D, balance, symmetry and extra
pages with practice in writing numbers.
be used in place of Signpost 1, the maths book currently being used.�
provide more practice in writing and counting the numbers eleven to twenty and
will contain 120 individual worksheets. Available