Award winning Clickety Books promote the pre-literacy skills that children need in order to access and thrive with the systematic synthetic phonics approach to learning to read.
Clickety Books are full of sound play, rhythm and repetition. These features are very important for spoken language development but also provide the foundation for the development of early literacy skills, for learning to read and spell.
We know that many children are starting school with delayed speech and language development. The development of speech sounds is very important as evidence shows that children who have unclear speech at 5 years old will struggle when learning to read.
Clickety Books promote speech sound development
Each Clickety Books story focuses on one Clickety character such as Nat the Chatty Bat or Flossy the Bossy Ostrich. They have been designed to give children repeated, intense exposure to a particular sound sequence (a 'rime'). For example 'ack' in Jaqueline the Black Alpaca.
The use of rhyme and repetition of words and refrains allows children to anticipate what word might come next in the story. Clickety Books provide an effective and fun way for children to develop their speech sound system.
Clickety Books develop pre-literacy skills
Clickety Books can provide a boost for children whose poor phonemic awareness is undermining their ability to develop early literacy skills. Phonemic awareness is the ability to reflect on and manipulate the sounds in words – a skill children need to have developed in order to learn to read using a systematic phonics approach.
Signs of poor phonemic awareness are:
• Weak knowledge of letter (grapheme) – sound (phoneme) correspondence
• Inconsistent use of letter names and sounds in reading and spelling
• Poor reading and/or spelling of phonetically regular words
Clickety Books are fun, practical and evidence based resources that complement a phonics approach by focusing on the development of the pre-literacy skills that children need in order to thrive with the systematic synthetic phonics approach to reading.