Pack 1 offers an excellent starting point for a child who is learning to read for the first time.
The stories have been written in the simplest form possible. The words are easy to read and have been carefully selected. Characters are introduced using simple words and sentences which can be understood by a young child. Words and sentence structures are repeated throughout the books with the aim of giving children an opportunity to begin practising their early reading skills.
The pack also includes a ‘Parent's Guide’. This booklet explains some of the principles of learning to read and offers some suggestions on how you can help your child master one of the most important life skills.
The booklet contains information about reading with your child, letters of the alphabet, ways of learning letters and reading one-syllable words. Also, at the end of the booklet there is a special section for non-Welsh speaking parents and translations of the five story books that are in pack 1.
Pack 1 Content
The Reading Books
At the back of each book, there is a translation of the vocabulary into English. This can be used for quick reference to the meaning of Welsh words.
The illustrations are playful, colourful and simple. Their purpose is to help children make sense of the words and sentences. Children can easily link and relate the text to what can be seen in the images.
The font used in our books has been chosen carefully to ensure clarity and suitability for young children who are learning to read.
A certificate is included at the back of each book. Cut out and award them to the reader. This will give praise for achievement and will encourage the child to continue reading.
Parents' Guide 1
This booklet offers some information and a few suggestions on how you, as an adult, can help your child with the first steps of learning to read Welsh
It starts with the first steps that need to be taken, namely learning to recognise letters, building and recognising simple, common words in sentences.
It also introduces and explains some of the initial reading skills that need to be practiced and mastered to become a fluent reader.
Helping your child to read a language that you are not familiar with can be a daunting task but it’s not impossible. Parent involvement is an important part of a child’s success.
This section is written in English only and includes information about simple steps a non-Welsh-speaking parent can take to support and encourage a child’s Welsh-language reading skills. Information and suggestions include, how to introduce your child to Welsh, how to pronounce letters and simple methods that can be used when reading together.
The purpose of this section is to offer English-speaking parents an opportunity to understand and follow what is written in our Dysgu Darllen gyda Sam books.
The translations enable you to follow what is being read, thus providing you with an opportunity to encourage the child to persevere and succeed.
140mm x 125mm / 40 Pages
285mm x 130mm x 13mm / 385g