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Phonics videos my a UK year 1 teacher

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There are over 200 free YouTube hosted videos from Mr Thorne, a year 1 primary school teacher in the UK, that can help parents with English, reading, spelling, and early literacy for their children. The videos should be engaging enough to hold the attention of four, five and six year olds.


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October 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm


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Sometimes teenage boys can show a reluctance to read. Well there is some help from to engage them more in reading. I thought the assignments were very useful.


This video succinctly explains what the site authors are attempting.

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September 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Roy – the (singing) zebra

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This is a nice looking site that you can use with young children to promote literacy. It has games, worksheets for printing, software for downloading, and so on.

Site link:


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July 16, 2009 at 2:53 pm