Both the Monkey and the Mouse are entering the world of reading at the minute, although they are both at different stages of it. Mouse is just learning here letter and Monkey is really getting into the world of Phonics in the reception class at school.
So, the new ‘Learn to read with the Alphablocks’ DVD ‘Phonics First Steps Volume 1′ seemed like it could be perfect for them to watch together!
Volume 1: Phonics First Steps
Phonics First Steps introduces the first letters and sounds that children are taught at school and starts them off making simple words.
With repeat viewing, children can build key phonics skills and boost their reading confidence – while having lots and lots of fun.
The DVD is 86 minutes of fun and learning, featuring the 26 Alphablocks who make words when they join hands!
I popped it on the TV and instantly both kids were hooked, they did not move for the entire DVD and that is a feat in itself!! Both of them were singing along, saying the sounds and Monkey was trying to get the words too! There are 18 episodes in total and at the end of each one both the kids were asking for another one!
Monkey and Mouse have very quickly fallen in love with this DVD, it is a great support for their learning and they have so much fun watching it! I can 100% say that this DVD will be watched over and over, it is great to watch the kids confidence grow as they recognise new letters, sounds and words!