Foundation Phase home-learning resources
Whether you’re a parent home-schooling your child, or you’re a teacher looking for resources for your class while schools are closed, we’ve got everything you need to make learning fun at home for little ones in Grades R–3.
Bumper Activity and Workbook (101 Pages of Fun)
4 Years of learning packed into 101 pages of fun for all young kids from Grade R to Grade 3 who are curious to learn. It includes all aspects of CAPS curriculum and then some. Posters; Learning the Alphabet; Counting; Writing; Colours; Shapes; About Me (Who I am); My Body; My Family; My Friends; My Home; My Garden; Time - Days of the Week; Months of the Year; Songs; Rhymes; Health and Hygiene; Safety (in the Home; Outdoors; around Water, on the Playground; on Roads); In the Classroom; Money; South Africa; Nature, Animals in the wild and Nature Conservation; Food Chains; Habitats; Farm Animals. Emotions, Senses; Weather; History (Prehistoric Caveman and Dinosaurs), Opposites; Professions; Routines; Shapes; Space; Fun Facts; The Circus and Cultural Diversity. It also includes some fun activities like scavenger hunts, games and crafts, each containing step-by-step instructions as well as teaching aids for teachers struggling to find new worksheets to stimulate their students. All pages can be taken out and used as and when required.
Fine Motor Development: Cutting Skills
Why is cutting with scissors important? Scissor skills are an essential part of pencil grasp development. Cutting is an easy, fun way to practice the hand muscles necessary for writing. We use the same muscles and fingers (thumb, index, and middle fingers) for both cutting and writing activities. It is an essential development skill for school readiness and supports writing and pencil grasp development. The WriteAbility cutting skills activity resource was created by an occupational therapist and includes guidelines for the use and development of cutting skills. A variety of acting activities that can be used in the classroom by teachers, at home by parents or therapists as part of treatment. Activities are graded, easy to use, and lots of fun. Activities are not language dependent. (Instructions for use are visual)
Fine Motor Activity Fun: Activities to improve Pencil Control
What is fine motor development? Fine Motor skills are those skills that require the small muscles of the hand to work together to perform precise and refined movements. By the time a child goes to school, there are many fine motor skills that they generally demonstrate in a well-integrated way. Depending on the child's previous experience and exposure to different activities, the quality of these skills might vary; however, at this age and with ongoing stimulation and exposure, the quality of a child's fine motor skills will continue to develop through childhood. The Fine Motor Fun activity resource was developed by an occupational therapist. It consists of a series of fine motor activities to build the hand's muscles and support fine motor development. This resource aims to develop a dynamic pencil grasp and improve pencil control for neat and legible writing. The resource can be used from age four and up. The resource includes Guidelines for use and tips to promote fine motor development, Variety of printable activities (35pdf pages), Seven videos (demonstrating the desired finger movements, and each exercise's execution). The activities are fun, easy to prepare, and low cost. These activities may be copied for use in the classroom, or provided as a home program or support therapy services.
Learn Vowel Digraphs Like OA, AI, AY, OI, OY (Zoggy Gets A Red Car) Pack 1
This resource includes: Mission Spelling Zero: Bridging Book 5 Learn Vowel Groups oa, ai, ay, oi and oy Mission Spelling Zero: Zoggy Gets A Red Car Writing And Comprehension Practice: Zoggy Gets A Red Car These resources teach more vowel digraphs like oa, ai, ay, oi, oy Introducing you to our brand new ‘Mission Spelling Zero’ scheme. Help your child/ren to take their first steps in reading and spelling, with this exciting structured course. Mission Spelling Zero is a series of books in 7 levels, one for each colour of the rainbow, aimed to help young learners gain first reading and spelling skills. First, let me introduce you to a new character that your child/ren will love learning with. He is an innovation – an alien from a distant planet – but a wizard when it comes to his computer skills. There is no problem he cannot solve. Zoggy will introduce your child/ren to the initial sounds - in his own stories and then build on that base, teaching double consonant blends and vowel digraphs. When your child moves up the levels of the rainbow his phonic skills will be a tool that will accelerate future learning. ‘Mission Spelling Zero’ also offers a new, exciting series of writing booklets – so your little learners can practice their hand writing skills, write first sentences and play the games which will consolidate their learning. Let’s start reading and spelling with Mission Spelling Zero. Included in this resource is a work book, accompanying the Mission Spelling Zero story book. The work book provides follow up activities, that build on the phonic sound work taught in the book e.g. reinforcement of letter sounds, tracing and writing letters and words and a simple comprehension, based on the story.
Montessori Pink Reading Series - 3 Letter Phonemes (CVC Words)
This Montessori Pink Reading Series is part 1 of a 4 part product designed to give children the crucial foundational skills to read, write and spell. It is a well tested system that is used successfully in Montessori classrooms around the world. It is a vibrant addition to any Montessori class and, because it meets Common Core State Standards, it is also a great addition to any Kindergarten and Home School environment. I have been designing and selling Montessori resources since 2006. This product has been honed and perfected over the years, resulting in this 503 page products which boasts realistic imagery in keeping with Montessori principles. Included in this product are the printable resources for the following Montessori presentations: The Large Moveable Alphabet and the Pink Object Box The Large Moveable Alphabet and the Pink Picture Box The Large Moveable Alphabet and the Pink Object Word Box Pink Picture Word Box Large Pink Picture Word Card Pink Word Lists Pink Booklet Pink Secret Box Sight Words Pink Phrase Cards All resources are supplied with words in 3 different fonts. Simply choose your preferred font and print only the images and pages in your chosen font. Included in this product is a Teacher Manual with step by step instructions as to how to prepare these resources and implement them for success. This makes it an ideal product for home school parents.
My 2-3 year FUN book
This book has 95 pages and 10 themes. There are 31 practical motor exercises and 23 sensory exercises to do. The themes are: Theme 1: Me Theme 2: My 5 senses Theme 3: Shapes Theme 4: Colors Theme 5: Dinosaurs Theme 6: Flowers Theme 7: Farm Theme 8: Summer Theme 9: Pets Theme 10: Birds The biggest part of this book is fun, practical work.
Opposites: Activities and perceptual worksheets
Opposites: This activity and worksheet resource was designed to support children's visual perceptual and cognitive development. This resource includes various hands-on activities to practice visual and auditory skills around the theme of opposites, needed for early perceptual and cognitive development. It has easier (semi-concrete games and eye-hand coordination activities) and more challenging exercises (easy reading and writing). Easier activities can be used from age four and can be graded and used for children up to age nine that needs more challenging exercises. It can also be used for remedial intervention depending on the child's needs. This resource includes 2 Opposites posters 20 Flashcards 12 Opposite puzzles 3 Opposite games 2 Connect the opposite worksheets 8 Reading and writing worksheets 41 PDF printable pages. The activities can be laminated for repeated use. The resource is available in English and Afrikaans.