Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Scholastic-Phonic Adventure #1 and #2

Scholastic-Phonic Adventure #1 and #2

In term 2, I have started phonics with Faith again. This time with the help of these resources - Phonic Adventure #1 and #2. We've done simple activities to learn about basic phonics while she was 3 years old. Now that Faith is 4, she can have a deeper understanding of phonics - learning about consonant sounds, rhyming words and short vowels sounds. 

Phonics Adventure Book #1 with Audio CD 
By Kim Thompson & Ken Cader

Suitable for age 3 and above

Phonic Adventures is packed with fun phonetic worksheets, activities, and songs for kids of all learning styles be they visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners. Suitable for classroom, at home learning, or even as a supplement for other phonics instruction programs. 

This book focuses on: 
- Beginning Consonant Sounds
- Rhyming Words
- Short Vowel Sounds

What I like about Phonic Adventure Book #1

1. The book is filled with many different types of activities. 
Hence, the child learns phonics and at the same time learns other skills such as tracing, colouring, matching and circling.  

Tracing the alphabet.

Drawing lines to match.



Here are some example activities. 

2. Writing on triple lines
Writing on triple lines is essential for a young child who is starting to learn how to write. In this book, the child is taught to write the alphabet on triple lines. Thus, it helps the child to write neatly. Below is the alphabet F written by my 4 year old. 

3. The child is excited and happy doing the activities.
For a preschooler, the love for learning and having fun while learning is important. My 4 year old kept saying " Let's do another page, let's do another page" indicates that she is having fun. 

4. Flashcards are provided at the back of the book. 

For those who knows, I often use flashcards as teaching tools.  So this book provides 40 sight word flashcards and hence, it's easy for me to revise these sight words with Faith. 

Another way to use flashcards. 
These flashcards are not from Phonic Adventure. 

5. Catchy songs to help the child to remember. 

As we know from Gardner's Multiple Intelligence that different children have different learning styles, this series of Phonic Adventure includes an audio disc which helps children to learn through song and music.  

Phonics Adventure Book #2 with Audio CD 
By Kim Thompson & Ken Cader 

Phonic Adventure #2 includes a wide range of activities to teach more complex phonics. This book focuses on teaching 
-Long Vowel Sounds
-Digraph and Consonant Blends
-Silent "e". 

It also includes 40 Sight Word Flashcards and an audio CD. 

Writing Task

Circling and Matching task

Crossword puzzle

Sight Word Search

2 Books at a glance

Phonic Adventure #1 focuses on: 
- Beginning Consonant Sounds
- Rhyming Words
- Short Vowel Sounds

Phonic Adventure #2 focuses on: 
-Long Vowel Sounds
-Digraph and Consonant Blends
-Silent "e". 

This series of Phonic Adventure by Scholastic is available at all major bookstores. These books provided me with the necessary resources to teach my 4 year old phonics and did save me a lot time (as I don't have to create my own resource). So if you are looking for a good set of phonic resource, I would recommend Phonic Adventure by Scholastic. 

Other Scholastic Book Review

These books- Phonic Adventure #1 and #2 are complimentary to us for the purpose of this review. However, all opinions are mine. 

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