A series of 6 activity books based on the weird and wonderful world of Spark Island and its inhabitants. All the activities support the numeracy and literacy frameworks and are designed to be fun as well as educational. Spark Island is an online learning channel for children aged from 3-12. It has been designed, built and tested in close cooperation with teachers and education experts to help practise and develop core skills in a highly interactive and enjoyable way using all the capabilities of digital media. The content of the website is divided into a teacher and parent domain so it is designed to be used in the classroom and at home. Based on Spark Island's learning environment and the appealing characters that live there, this series of activity books will provide lots of opportunities for children to practise core skills at home. The books are set in two distinct areas of Spark Island (Sparklantis and Sparkopolis) and are aimed at two different age groups 5-7 and 7-11 yhe fields, Yaboos in the forests, Crocs in the rivers, Turtles in the ponds and the animal-loving Wizards who live in the castle and have a magic sparkler machine!
The First Handwriting activity book starts with pencil control patterns and then introduces the four handwriting families: down and off in another direction e.g. l; down and retrace upwards e.g. r; anti-clockwise round, e.g. c; zigzag letters, e.g. w. Includes helpful tips and advice for parents as well as more things parents and children can do together to reinforce the activities in the book.show more