#1 in Reading & Phonics
#1 in Reading & Phonics

It started as one book, then another and now another. I’m so proud to present my latest book, Marina the Mermaid: Introducing Context Clues which reached #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases list!!!

As a parent of small children, I’ve suddenly been thrust into the world of learning to read. Who knew it was so complicated?? Where do you start and my word, how daunting is this? So I decided to start at the very beginning (queue Sound of Music) and bring you the very basics. The Magic Forest: Introducing Letter Sounds very specifically addresses the correct sound of each letter of the alphabet (wait, I know you think you know this but there’s more!). So often, we think we know the correct letter sounds, because seriously, haven’t we been speaking the language ourselves for decades? However, when beginning the journey of learning to read, it comes down to decoding the word in front of you. To decode it properly, a child needs to know the correct sounds. That means isolating each individual letter. We’ll get into the complicated ones in a later book but for now, let’s focus on basic letter sounds to introduce your little one to. There are peaks into some of the characters of The Magic Forest too. Which is your favorite?

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