Lexia Reading and Writing workbooks are a part of a programme that have been designed by primary and special needs teachers to help children make progress with their early reading and writing skills. Providing repetition of exercises to aid children's learning as they follow along the books.
The books include black and white line drawings that children can colouring in as they reach a new page and the books are very engaging, encouraging children to participate and learn with the books.
Thomas' reading and writing skills have always been a little behind. Only last year, he was diagnosed with having a lazy eye and prescribed very strong glasses to aid his sight. This was when he started to get better with his skills and has slowly progressed throughout the year.
He has been playing catch up ever since and, although he isn't behind in what they would expect his attainment level to be at school, I was worried that these school holidays would set him back if he had a full 6 weeks of no structured learning.
So I was sent out a set of the Lexia Reading and Writing Books levels 1-4 for Young Children for Thomas to work through. Each level comprises of 2 books, each getting progressively harder as the books go up in stage.
The workbooks help children to practice reading, handwriting, phonics and spelling with engaging illustrations throughout and symbols to show and explain exactly what needs doing within each page.
Starting from level 1 which helps with letter formation (a to z), phonics and sounding out words and spelling 3 letter words. Letters which need filling in are dotted so children know exactly what they look like and there are hints with pictures describing the word that they're supposed to be writing.
Level 2 goes over what was learnt in the previous level but excels to words containing blends, digraphs and writing captions. They then progress to level 3 which is about words with a silent 'e', word meanings, reading short stories and answering questions to do with said story. The last level focuses on words with vowel digraphs, reading and spelling two syllable words and answering harder comprehension questions.
So far, Thomas is enjoying working his way through these books. Although not an avid lover of learning, he does like to try his best when doing work and is adamant that he will work through the books to help him gain confidence with his reading and writing so that he can show his teacher just how well he has progressed at home.
It has been great to see Thomas work his way to the 2nd level 2 book since the start of the holidays and gaining confidence in his reading and writing abilities.