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Reading Planet Lift-off develops essential early language skills through wordless and first words books and eBooks. The strand explores the aspects of Letters and Sounds Phase 1 and are an ideal foundation for phonics teaching.
Explore aspects from Letters and Sounds Phase 1 using a range of illustrated stories and fun information books that tap into themes such as On The Move and Outdoors.
12 paired wordless reading books for Lilac band including Making Music, Stamp and Clap! and I Spy. £42 for a Pack with all 12 books (1 copy of each book).
12 paired first words reading books for Lilac+ band including The Gingerbread Man, Cinderella and Double-Decker. £42 for a Pack with all 12 books (1 copy of each book).
Lift-off books are available in digital format in Reading Planet Online Lilac to White. A 1-year subscription for £499+VAT includes:
24 Lift-off reading books as interactive eBooks with audio and self-marking quizzes
Downloadable Teacher’s Guides with guidance and pupil worksheets for every book
Colourful A3 posters to download and display in your classroom
Songs, rhymes and sound effects for classroom teaching
Your subscription also includess Reading Planet’s Rocket Phonics (132 additional reading practice books only), Comet Street Kids and Galaxy strands in digital format. So, you'll get access to 498 eBooks in total! Plus, useful teacher tools and the Reporting Tool.
Everything you need to know about the strand.
The books are of extremely high quality, beautifully illustrated and really match age-related reading expectations.
It is really key for me to embed the right reading etiquette to set children up for the rest of the school year. Reading Planet is a fantastic route to ensuring this happens.
We love the wordless books and the Lift Off First Words books which are a great bridge to the Rocket Phonics
Our Reception teacher is very enthusiastic about the wordless books and the first sentence books, and she has had a positive reaction from volunteer parents, too. She uses the support pages of key words and the children discuss the words, which she feels helps with their vocabulary development.
Gill Budgell is an education consultant publisher, trainer and author in English, language and literacy with special interest and expertise in early years, early language development, phonics, handwriting and bilingualism. Gill’s breadth of experience over three decades in education as teacher, adviser, publisher, researcher and author both in the UK and internationally, ensures that resources are world class, accessible and inclusive. Gill creates creative resources that engage children and teachers, and positively impact outcomes for all. Follow Gill on Twitter @gillbudgell.