This pack extends and builds upon the skills introduced in pack 1. Early skills are developed systematically through a series of stories that bring the characters to life through illustrations and simple sentences.
Again, there is a significant amount of repetition, and the child will be able to find meaning in simple words and easy to read sentences.
The pack also includes a Parent's Guide that 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.
This booklet contains information about, the important things to remember when reading with your child, revision of the content of Pack 1, ways of learning sight words and blending letters when reading. Also, at the end of the booklet there is a special section for non-Welsh speaking parents (the same as in Parents’ Guide 1) and translations of the five story books that are in pack 2.
Pack 2 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 2
This Parents' Guide follows the first booklet in pack one and gives further information and suggestions on how you can help teach your child to read Welsh.
The previous booklet provided an introduction to some of the important things that must be considered when learning to read and included a description of early, basic reading skills.
This booklet is a follow-up to the first as it elaborates on the nature of early reading and describes other basic skills that need to be practised and mastered at the very beginning.
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.
By providing translations we hope that we can further enable you to follow what is being read, thus encouraging the child to persevere and succeed.
140mm x 125mm / 40 Pages
285mm x 130mm x 13mm / 385g