Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Alphablocks Volume 3 Review

We were recently sent the new Alphablocks Volume 3 DVD to review from Abbey Home Media.  This new DVD is all about Letter Teams and making simple words ie putting two letters together to make one sound.   Phonics has been used in schools for some time now and what better way to get your child started than with Alphablocks which makes learning fun.

The Alphablocks are 26 letters that come to life and fall out of the sky to make words by joining hands, there are lots of adventures, songs and games on the way that your child can join in with.  Although we have not watched this DVD, Grotbags was a huge fan of Alphablocks and I do think it helped with her phonics as she struggled at school when she first started. The DVD runs for 87 minutes and is available buy from all good stockists.

Grotbags decided that she may be a little too old for this DVD and therefore I thought I would run a competition to give one of my friends the chance to win it.

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I was sent a copy of Alphablocks Volume 3 for the purpose of this review.

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115 comments:

  1. we use flash cards

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  2. We use flash cards and word books

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  3. using flash cards

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  4. Louise Fairweather28 August 2013 at 17:42

    practice makes perfect

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  5. melanie stirling28 August 2013 at 19:08

    I read with them all the time.

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  6. Read with them every chance I get

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  7. read and let them listen to my kindle. x

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  8. constantly reading

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  9. We do singing and phonic games, my kids go to a welsh medium school so it's important to me they learn at home so their English doesn't suffer. They are always walking round singing "a a ants on my arm or e e eggs in the pan"

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  10. lots of reading!

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  11. katrina day-reilly28 August 2013 at 21:03

    practice

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  12. Flashcardsor :-)

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  13. flashcards and reading

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  14. Speak to them constantly and read loads of books x

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  15. flashcards

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  16. Saying the words phonetically and breaking them down in smaller chunks

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  17. read lots and out loud too!

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  18. anthony harrington28 August 2013 at 21:55

    flashcards

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  19. reading flashcards and talking slowly

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  20. Flashcards

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  21. Flashcards

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  22. playing i spy helps

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  23. we use phonics websites fun and easy to use

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  24. Usborne phonic readers... ploughing our way through shark in the park, fat cat on a mat, fox on a box, frog on a log, goose on the loose, hen's pens... There are about 12 books in the series and are fantastic as the words are carefully chosen , the characters and their personalities turn up again and again... perfect for reading to children as well as shared reading.

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  25. flashcards and we find toys in the toy box that start with the phonic sound that we're working on.

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  26. lots of flashcard practice (this is what my husband said as his girl is 11 now - but our baby is only 5 weeks, so we haven't got to that stage yet!)

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  27. Reading and flash cards seem to work well. thanks for the chance to win this xx

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  28. Bringing it into the everyday

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  29. play them the alphablocks dvd

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  30. Practice and try to make learning fun

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  31. read, read, read!

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  32. Reading and flash cards

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  33. reading, flash cards, pointing to things when out and about.

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  34. Reading and flash cards

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  35. flash cards-reading lots of qs and answers

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  36. lots of reading

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  37. Flash Cards

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  38. Playing eye spy and lots of reading

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  39. Julie Jingle Baxter2 September 2013 at 15:31

    i play eye spy with my child. i also lay a few objects on the floor as her to look at them then i will take one away and she has to tell me which one :)

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  40. Lots of reading and writing and plenty of praise

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  41. Lots of reading and writing

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  42. Lots of reading and fun games with letters and words

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  43. My son has learning problems, but I read phonic books like the 'magic key' ones with him.

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  44. Reading and writing

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  45. repetition and reading

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  46. Loads of reading before bed.

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  47. repetition and making them into a song/

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  48. Lowri Tegan Earith5 September 2013 at 15:43

    reading every night

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  49. Lots of repetition

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  50. we have a table with words shapes and numbers on and we go through it every day and make it fun

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  51. lots of reading!!

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  52. Katharine Bourne-Francis6 September 2013 at 17:25

    repeating

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  53. reading every day

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  54. Victoria Clare Middleton7 September 2013 at 18:35

    lots of reading

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  55. Loads of reading. X

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  56. flash cards are good x

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  57. Robyn Logan Clarke8 September 2013 at 20:39

    Lots of practise

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  58. Reading everyday

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  59. Reading lots. And singing! :}

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  60. Love Alphablocks xx and lots of reading xx

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  61. Speaking lots and lots to each other x

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  62. Lots of reading and chatting.

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  63. speaking to each other properly :)

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  64. I plan on speaking to my baby all the time, long before she can speak to me.

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  65. reading and breaking down words

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  66. very educational my daughter knows all of her letters and shes 3 she loves this programme

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  67. As she is deaf I have been learning cued speech, which fits really well with learning phonics as it is based on speech sounds.

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  68. lots and lots of sounding out when we read books at bedtime

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  69. lots of reading we do 2 story's at night time

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  70. i use phonic cards

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  71. Reading and flash cards

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  72. Rachael Jones Mann10 September 2013 at 13:02

    my son has speech therapy , within his homework that i work on at home with him we have games created around phonice , as well as snap , go fish and pairs we also have full games like snakes and laders all made up of phonics !

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  73. Basically just speaking & reading to him & asking him what sounds certain letters make.

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  74. We use word cards which I ask my son to read to me every night before bed, he really enjoys doing it too...I find the best way for him to learn is make it fun so the Alphablocks magazine is great for improving phonics too! :)

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  75. Lots of reading together

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  76. Lots of practicing :)

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  77. Eddie 'max Power' Britton10 September 2013 at 19:02

    Lots of reading books and counting numbers

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  78. practice and reading together at bed time

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  79. Watch alphablocks, count and read a lot and sing songs

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  80. lots of reading time

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  81. Lots of Reading

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  82. Lots of fun reading

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  83. Em Louise Jenkinson10 September 2013 at 21:24

    reading and rhymes:)

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  84. Lots of reading time :) x

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  85. Practice lots of reading

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  86. activity books

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  87. practice makes perfect

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  88. My daughter started very early with a VTECH phonics laptop and we watched Alphablocks, played lots of games like letters bingo and read books together

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  89. I use cards to help with sounds. I also encourage my child to feel my face and lips to help pronounce sounds. Using multisensory tools is the best way

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  90. we play games and do lots of sounding out while reading

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  91. We always read simple, picture books with our little ones, and spend ages sounding out the sounds in the words. We also have phonic apps on our tablets and on the computer, that are brilliant for helping them.

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  92. Stacey Dawn Robinson11 September 2013 at 09:25

    Reading to her and showing her how t break the word into sounds

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  93. Practicing with flashcards

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  94. practice and using flashcards and also by reading and breaking down the words

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  95. Reading to her

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  96. Reading to her and practising with flash cards

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  97. i bought a whole set of phonics books recommended by a website that his school uses and we read through at least one every night :)

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  98. Lots of practise and lots of patience

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  99. Practice with flashcards

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  100. Lots and lots of practice!

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  101. Practice and let them sound out the words.

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  102. Brea king up words

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  103. Plenty of practice!

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  104. Flashcards and breaking words down

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  105. We are not quite up to this stage yet but I would use flashcard, I have some put aside already.

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