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WordUnited is an independent publisher and educational supplier of children’s books, award-winning toys and exceptional learning resources for children from birth to 11 years old.
In addition to its branded titles, the company also supplies learning resources from famous brands that are loved by children, parents and teachers. Its carefully selected products support the requirements of the EYFS and Primary National Curricula.
Its Let’s Read series, for example, is a unique and simple series of paperback books for early and developing readers.
This is a wonderfully creative collection of eight child-friendly paperback books devoted to helping pupils develop their reading skills. The areas covered are simple phonics, stepped mini words, stepped bigger words, double-letter phonics, advanced phonics, split digraphs and silent letters.
Talk about a splash of colour – these really are like having a rainbow on every page. Vibrant tones are used strategically and purposefully to draw children’s attention to a particular pattern or word feature, making each page very exciting and engaging.
The clever use of colour is set alongside superb real-life photographs which children will really identify with. Page after page, these photos are contemporary top-quality images that are so good you can almost touch them.
Never underestimate the power of typography on young eyes – if it isn’t child-friendly then forget it. It’s reassuring, therefore, that the font used in this series is clear, attractive and deliberately on the big side so it stands out and makes an impression.
Together, this is a dynamic and stylish combination with pep, punch and pizzazz. Colours, font and photos combine with rich, solid and linked content, carefully created for easy and effective learning.
The content words are cleverly presented using colour codes and dot/line indicators that really focus children’s attention on letters, combinations and how to sound them out.
Sandwiched between the pictured focus words are lots of revision pages and these provide excellent opportunities to pit-stop and practise. These pages don’t include any images to enable you to assess the pupil’s reading and learning.
On the inside of the cover page of each book you will find a specific language focus telling you what areas are covered. This is followed by some concise and informative guidance notes that provide useful ideas, prompts, recommendations and links to the WordUnited website where you can find further support and free resources.
It might be tempting to pitch these resources at very young readers but there is plenty of word challenge here, making them suitable for a range of learners.
A talk-rich, book-based environment is crucial to a child’s development and this series is precisely the sort of starter collection that will get children involved and absorbed. They support the ability to understand words, use imagination and develop speech.
This is a highly accessible set of resources. You can purchase all eight books for just £37.99 which represents extremely good value for money.
It helps children recognise letters and sounds, has glossy, colourful and engaging content with high engagement appeal, boosts observational and communication skills, is clear, bright and of exceptional quality and is perfect for capturing attention and maintaining it.
The set of eight books is priced at £37.99. Call 01782 698 558 or go to wordunited.com to find out more.
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