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Children love discovering how reading works with this friendly and kinesthetic 8"x 10" vinyl board that visually shows how reading works!
By moving the letter selectors, a simple 3-letter word shows in a window. Letters of the alphabet along with visual pronunciation prompts are at the ready for quick reference. .
letter recognition and sounds,
the importance of vowels-
the 'magic e' ,
double-letter long vowels,
consonant blends and more
Consonant blends are learned easily by simply adding a letter-- written on a small piece of paper-- to the beginning and/or end of a 3-letter word in the window,. Example: by adding a 'b' to the beginning of the word 'ran' in the window and a 'd ' to the end, 'ran' becomes 'brand'
Except for the printing on vinyl, this is a hand-crafted item.
It is best used as a companion to an easy reader. Patent pending.
About the Seller
Grandma Bean's Reading Machine is the name my grandchildren gave my reading board. My name is really Liz Bishop and I'm a 73 year-old grandmother. The idea for the board came to me years ago while working with struggling readers and believing that what these children needed was a visual that showed how reading works. With that thought, I went to work and made my first boards from poster board, markers and paper fasteners. The children loved them---- and found reading success through discovery! Now in my old age I want to help ensure that all children become successful readers. I did the art and had them printed at our local print shop; my company is still located in the dining room. It is patent pending. Other products I'm offering also encourage learning through discovery.