Our eBooks – Coming soon

Ben the bee Dawn and Shawn help Henry hawk Cain and Gail like to paint
Scout and Spout play outside Tom the Toad cover art h Sue and Drue
Cooper and Hoops the kangaroos go home Chelsea and Chad the cheeky chicks

Finding resources

When Jayden was first diagnosed with dyslexia, I began to research any resources to use to assist him in his learning. As a teacher, I also utilized my own knowledge, skills and resources. Before he was assessed, he disliked reading because it was such a struggle for him.

I wanted to invigorate that love and enthusiasm for reading in him again. We would buy books and visit the library but this required me to help him, as he struggled to read them himself. The books he choose were at his age level and interest but he couldn’t read them so he lost motivation very quickly. The books that were at this reading level didn’t capture his imagination because the story line was aimed at younger children.

Books to read and learn with tablets

We also began to research online and found it a struggle to find suitable books for him. We then decided to produce our own ebooks (our story) with my teaching background and Shane’s design and technology we have developed these ebooks and had fantastic responses.

As Dyslexic children lack the foundations in their sound knowledge I began to focus on using one phonic sound and writing a simple story that uses words with that sound in them. For example ‘ee‘ as in bee or ‘oa‘ as in coat. As it deals with the basic sounds used to make words it can also be used for children learning to read, those struggling with reading for other reasons and for any children as the pictures engage them.

We’ve also found that by touching the word and hearing it at the same time creates a connection between written language and sound therefore making it easier to remember and learn.

These books can be used as a resource for both parents and teachers.

Parents can sit down with their children and help them read and sound out any words they have trouble with. Parents can use the reading tips to help their children at the beginning of each book as well, as the extra activities at the end to help consolidate the sounds. The children can also read the story and touch a word if they don’t know it.

Children can practise the books by themselves when they have confidence and then move on to the next sound book.

Teachers can use the books when focusing on a particular sound, as well as further incorporating it into other curriculum areas. Such as the Ben the bee book could lead onto learning about bees in science, making bees in art, incorporating number in mathematics. etc.

Click on one of the books below to see more.

Ben the bee Dawn and Shawn help Henry hawk Cain and Gail like to paint
Scout and Spout play outside Tom the Toad cover art h Sue and Drue
Cooper and Hoops the kangaroos go home Chelsea and Chad the cheeky chicks