This practical resource for four to six-year-olds provides a starting point for developing language skills using the themes of Home, Animals, Weather, Food, Transport and School. The box costs Pounds 99 and the set of workbooks Pounds 4.85. Thomas Nelson.
All Aboard Easy Start Books:
Sam and Rosie Stories;
Pattern and Rhyme Stories;
Easy Start Readers' Pack Designed as an introduction to any reading prog ramme, the first set of these books consists of three caption books introducing the All Aboard characters, plus nine storybooks each focusing on a key word. The four Pattern and Rhyme books are to be read by an adult as an introduction to rhy-ming books and to encour-age prediction. The readers' pack includes all 16 books plus free teachers' notes. Pounds 15.25; Pounds 5.25 and Pounds 17.45 respectively. Ginn.
Step by Step
by Mona McNee,
reviewed in The TES on January 10, is available from 2 Keats Avenue, Whiston, Merseyside L35 2XR.
The Library Codecracker Chart
is a colourful guide to the library classification system. It gives the Dewey numbers for subjects which are most requested by pupils. The chart measures 35in x 25in and is suitable for lower secondary use as well as primary. Pounds 5.95 (2 copies Pounds 8.99). Carel Press, 4 Hewson Street, Carlisle CA2 5AU.
The Dyslexia Handbook l997
Aimed at teachers, health care professionals, parents and others, this fully revised edition includes articles on IT and dyslexia; helping the pre-school dyslexic and early indicators of dyslexia. Pounds 5. The British Dyslexia Association Publications Department, 98 London Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5AU. Tel: 0118 966 2677.
Fun with Spread-sheets
by Diana Dobden and Martin Longley. A collection of ideas for using spreadsheets at key stages 2 and 3, with photocopiable teacher and pupil pages. Pounds 15.50. Dorset CC Education Department, Mathematics Advisory Team, Jademanor Court, West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1JG.