What does Letterlinks do that is different?
Letterlinks explores the elements and connections of spoken and written English. Just as we teach children how to manipulate numbers in maths, so we teach them how to manipulate the components of English. This knowledge and skill provides children with confidence and success right from the start.
Letterlinks uses memory aids to help the children recognise the components of written and spoken English. These mnemonics use pictures, story telling, songs, actions and role-playing to build strong connections in each child's imagination. This is achieved using imagery that New Zealand and Australian children are familiar with in high quality, colourful material.
In Stage 2 things get interesting
Stage 1 has provided the children with a consistent logic that gives them control of the language. The children are now building a broad repertoire of conventions linking sound and print in English. This continues to build, covering many spelling conventions plus prefixes and suffixes.