Wednesday 20 March 2013

Learn To Read With The Alphablocks - Volume 1 Review

I've mentioned phonics previously in other learning related post, phonic's is not something I remember doing at school and is not one of Spud's strongest subjects, I always feel like I can't help him more as I don't know how to do them myself. Spud as you may be able to tell from other post watches Cbeebies, and the Alphablocks is one of those shows he watches. Inside the DVD case is also a small poster with all the 26 letters of the alphabet. That went straight onto Spud's playroom wall!

Alphablocks is the hit Cbeebies show for 3-7 year olds who are learning to read. The Alphablocks are twenty six living letters who discover that when they hold hands and make a word, the word magically comes to life. The Alphablocks have adventures, sing songs and make their own entertainment in a world where, literally, anything can happen. Alphablocks is based on the best-practice phonics teaching and helps children develop essential skills and confidence with reading. Alphablocks was created to follow the school curriculum helping children learn to read at home.

I know a few parents do not like their children watching TV, but with the Alphablocks DVD, your child is learning something as they watch. Spud is in another world when watching the Alphablocks, every now and again he will turn around to make sure I'm still back in the room then his attention is straight back onto the TV, I don't mind that though, as I know he is learning at the same time as watching a children's aimed program.

Plenty of parents, including myself, are not aware of phonic's, I learned the alphabet when at school, I didn't learn phonics, Ah, Ba, Ca so Spud tell's me, I learned the simple A,B,C,D,E,F,G. When Spud ask me how to spell a certain word for example Nanny, and I say n, a, n, n and y, Spud doesn't always know what letters are what so I have to write them down for him to copy, he will then tell me that's not N, thats Nuh.

Thanks to the Alphablocks I am slowly learning something new and helping Spud with something he isn't so good at. Abbey Home Media have very kindly offered 4 of my lucky readers/visitors the chance to win a Alphablocks Phonics First Steps DVD, click here to enter the competition.

The Alphablocks Volume 1 Phonics First Steps is out now available to buy on DVD with a suggested RRP of £9.50 from Amazon, Asda and Sainsbury's.

To find out more about Abbey Home Media and other titles they have check out the official website.

Until next time,
Jade x


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