Topsy And Tim: Dressing up DVD from Abbey Home Media has arrived in all good retailers now and has also been available from Amazon since 16th February 2015! Topsy and Tim are two fun-loving adventurous twins inspired by Jean and Gareth Adamson’s much loved book series published by Ladybird. This is a CBeebies drama for pre-schoolers all about insights into family life from the point of view of 5-year-old twins.
I first heard about phonics through my son attending preschool. It get me wondering whether I really have to learn this. I come from Singapore and we did not use phonics during my school time. That was at least 20 over years ago. At that time, I had absolutely no clue what phonics was.
When my son came back from preschool, he would tell me about the phonics he learnt. In my mind, I kept asking myself, “where should I start and where can I get the best education materials for my children in order to get them ready?”. Before Mr K started his reception, I was on the lookout and bought him lot of assessment books and flash cards. As I begun to understand what phonics was, I realised I had no idea how to pronounce the letters, let alone teach Mr K.