That’s a great question and one that has many answers.
- You as a parent want more support and information.
- You can’t get to a class.
- You want easy ready to go activities that are teacher created and developmentally appropriate.
- It’s been a long time since you were at school and education has changed a lot.
- Children need to practise, a lot more than you think, to really embed a skill and create muscle memory.
- You want to support your child in preparation for school.
- You want to support your child in their first few years at school.
- You want to spend quality time with your child.
- You want carefully prepared educational fun activities.
From our point of view
- We want your child to succeed at school
- We want them to have the correct skills and knowledge so they start correctly.
- We want to help and support as many children and their grownups as we can.
Too many children have passed through our classes that have
- Incorrect letter formation
- Say the sounds incorrectly
- Don’t have all the pre skills needed to read and write at school (often these are missed as you can’t quantify them like you can when a child say writes their name)
- Have poor physical skills/development to help them sit and write.
- Can’t orally blend and segment.
If children don’t get it correct early on, then they run the risk of struggling as it can be tricky in a class of 30 to give personal and individual help every lesson to every child with different needs. (I have seen many children look like they have correctly formed their letters in their name but when you actually watch them they don’t start and stop in the right places. This in turn will impact on joined writing and speed. Teachers just don’t have the time to sit and check each child consistently when they start school. We need you, the parents, onboard to support us.
Poor pencil grip needs addressing before the end of year 1 otherwise it’s almost impossible to change unless the child is really motivated to change. Our activities support all the hand and finger muscles in various ways.
We do supply activities that help you make sure your child has correct letter formation, says the sounds clearly and correctly which in turn will help with reading and writing.
Check out our reviews below and get in touch if you have more questions.
“Personally, I loved the presentation, the quality of the items and all the guidance to help support you.”
“Firstly, I was very impressed with the different sensory items inside the box. There are different types of learners: visual, sensory and audio.”
“The dry wipe letter cards are a great way to help promote letter recognition and letter formation. They also have QR codes that you scan to promote those even further.”
“Definitely makes you feel more confident as a parent that you’re teaching them correctly.”
“I was really impressed with the quality of all the resources.”
“Another great feature is the box comes with some QR codes linked to some Funics videos – we used our tablet to watch them and follow along with the activities shown.”