Practical Pre-School - September 2011

"I would recommend these books for everyone who has or works with children"

"Each story centres on a particular sound such as 'awk' in the Squawky Hawk story- an effective way of inspiring children to repeat sounds.

The illustrations within each book are fun and interesting for the children. The book is also accompanied by a CD of the story, narrated by Rik Mayall, who is amusing and has a wonderfully expressive way of telling the tales.

This series provides a great way of encouraging children to repeat hard- to- form and unusual speech sounds; the books are interesting and inviting and the children enjoyed reading them.

I did find that after a few times of reading the stories the children were able to identify the words that formed the specific sounds and say them before I had a chance to say them, which I thought was a great sign. The CDs are a good length for children, as they are not too long.

I would recommend these books for everyone who has or works with children; they are a really fun way of improving their speech development."