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When are children ready to do some things independently?
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When are children ready to do some things independently?

Turns out not as quick as others want! My husband started building holiday narrow boats a year ago. We were...
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High Frequency Words (HFW) and Tricky Words!
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High Frequency Words (HFW) and Tricky Words!

These are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don’t let them trick you! You may recognise the title wording...
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Watch your p’s and q’s 😉 and b’s and d’s
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Watch your p’s and q’s 😉 and b’s and d’s

b and d, p and q, 2 and 5 - children often confuse these. Brocolli or broccoli? As a child,...
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Scissors
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Scissors

Scissors or sc-iss-ors as I have always said, since I was a child, to help me remember how to spell...
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I hear with my two ears…
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I hear with my two ears…

  I hear with my two ears... Have you ever thought about the fact that the word ear is in...
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Unfogging Phonics 2
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Unfogging Phonics 2

Children are astounding at learning technical words. Well, I guess if they can say tyrannosaurus rex they can say phoneme!...
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Handedness. Left right left right left?
Writing

Handedness. Left right left right left?

Handedness. Left right left right left? I’m a lefty and so is Helen. Growing up I thought it was a...
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Read Me a Story!
Reading

Read Me a Story!

I love reading. One of my fondest memories growing up was reading under the covers in bed with a torch....
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Story Time: The Three Little Pigs
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Story Time: The Three Little Pigs

Good morning everyone! It is an exciting day at Funics as we have opened our very own YouTube channel! Which...
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Unfogging Phonics
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Unfogging Phonics

Learning how to read nowadays feels a million miles away from the way I learnt when I was at school;...
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Reading Aloud
Reading

Reading Aloud

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved stories. I was known as a ‘book worm’ and, probably...
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