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'The children really enjoyed these books. These colourful books use playful illustrations and repetitive words and phrases to introduce the child to both individual word sounds and sound sequences. This is an important part of a child's speech development. The humour in the book was appropriate for younger children and the book is in a child-friendly print. The story is simple and engaging.' - Practical Pre School Awards, 2014


Top Tips for using Sound Play

We were delighted when Anne Ayre was invited to write a guest Clickety Books blog for the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Yearspacey

PACEY promote high standards in childcare and early years and support their 35,000 members to help give children the best start in life. We share the same ethos we really enjoy working with them.

With a theme of  'Top tips for using Sound Play' Anne decided to explore the use of picture books as an effective way to support sound play. They can be a great springboard for a range of extension activities that will provide lots of opportunities for related sound play.

Read to Your Baby

Developing a love of books and reading is one of the most exciting and rewarding journeys that you can share with your children. As well as being enjoyable we know that children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their classmates. A study from the Institute of Education found that this activity not only improves their vocabulary and spelling but also, perhaps surprisingly, their achievement in maths. It appears these children are able to learn and understand new information in all areas of the curriculum more easily.