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Help Your Child to be a Super Speller: the 4 crucial pieces to solve the spelling puzzle

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Combine these 4 things and watch your child fly:

a) Just 300 words make up half of everything we read and write

Click here for 4 fun activities to make sure your child can spell these ‘sight words’ automatically

b) 90% of our words follow the rules

Click here for a rundown of what every parent needs to know about about the National Curriculum spellings – the good, the bad and the ugly.

c) Improve their ear to improve their spellings

If you’re dyslexic, then spelling is one of those areas which remains dodgy, no matter how much time passes.  The reason tends to be due to issues with phonological awareness (hearing the speech sounds).  But, this is a very teachable skill, so a few free, simple activities can make a massive difference.  Click here for 4 free activities to boost their ear.

d) Find and correct their spelling mistakes  

Click here for 3 fun activities to help your child practise the skill of finding and correcting their mistakes.