Third e-reading book out now!

The third Froggy Match-it e-reading book, Fred and Fran go Sailing, is now available from Amazon for £1.99.  This book, together with the first and second in series, Hop! Hop! Hop!,and Quack! Quack!, complement the Froggy Match-it phonic games app and feature the two frogs, Fred and Fran. In this third book, Fred and Fran sail into trouble: it will be a long time before they go out in a boat again!

Fred and Fran go Sailing is a decodable e-reading book, where children can work out the words using their developing phonic knowledge.  The Department for Education recommends that parents use decodable readers of this sort with their children, so that they can “work out new words from their letters and sounds, rather than just guessing”.

The phonics words in this book are the sort that are used in level 3 of the Froggy Match-it game, available for Ipad and Android tablets.  Any child successfully using the first three levels of the app will be able to work out almost all of the words in the story.  Fred and Fran go Sailing is a stand-alone story book and can be used by any child learning about words with long vowel sounds that we spell with ‘ai’, ‘ee’, ‘oa’ and ‘oo’: words such as ‘rain’, ‘deep’, ‘boat’ and ‘pool’.  These three books are ideal if your child is learning to read with phonics: it’s lovely to see children ‘reading for real’.  Teachers will find them extremely useful in the classroom, too.

Find out more here.