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purpleme12 Thu 16-Apr-20 23:24:12

If my 6 year old - the last reading book we got from school for her before lockdown was phonics phase 5 set 25. Phonics bug books.

I just wondered if there was anywhere like apps or anything that had any books next in the scheme at all so she could carry on? I don't know if this exists or if there's anything else?
Obviously she can read some pre-schooler books herself I just wondered if there was anything like school reading books I can access? She reads them more readily as they're less daunting for her

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Abionlineteach Fri 17-Apr-20 08:20:59

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purpleme12 Fri 17-Apr-20 12:18:00

This is too basic for my post? Did you read my post?

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purpleme12 Fri 17-Apr-20 12:18:35

Anybody got any useful suggestions?

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Taytotots Fri 17-Apr-20 12:25:45

I don't know the scheme your daughter is on but my kids have 'epic' app which has books you can sort by reading level. I think you can sort our library online books by level too in the advanced search. Or try something like 'reading eggs' which has books and comprehension sections as well as basic learning to read (our school subscribe to it for us but I hadn't realised before). Oxford owl have levelled books for free during lockdown www.oxfordowl.co.uk › libra...
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Taytotots Fri 17-Apr-20 12:27:14

www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

purpleme12 Fri 17-Apr-20 12:31:03

Thank you
Much more useful
I'll have a look

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randomsabreuse Fri 17-Apr-20 12:37:38

Also reading Eggs says it has stuff for older children. 30 day free trial at the moment. I'm strongly considering paying for it as it has much better writing and capital letter recognition plus maths stuff

KrakowDawn Fri 17-Apr-20 12:38:20

There's also your library service that will have an app. My authority uses Libby, lots do, but there are others too. If you go on their website, there'll be a link for it.
All the books are grouped by ages, so I know it's not as focused as Oxford Owls, but as there's no cost involved if she finds a book too hard or too easy, you just "return" it and get something else that's more suited. She'll be able to do all that herself in the app once you've logged her in using her library card. (If you don't have one, it took my library service 10hours to get back to me with a temporary login, most of which was nighttime!)
It's given us a bigger pool of books to enjoy for free.

KrakowDawn Fri 17-Apr-20 12:39:02

Sorry, I meant via your library's website I didn't word it well.

MammaGnomes Fri 17-Apr-20 12:45:37

The read write Inc website has a lot of their reading/phonics books.

kitk Fri 17-Apr-20 12:45:51

Reading eggs has a KS2 element for when kids have finished the eggs side of it. It's called Reading Eggspress and it covers comprehension, dictionary skills, inference etc

kitk Fri 17-Apr-20 12:46:51

It also has a wicked library. I know you said DD is only 6 but it's not inappropriate for young kids, just sounds like she's a strong reader who has got thru the eggs side quicker than normal

LoisLittsLover Fri 17-Apr-20 12:50:30

We've found the Oxford owls site really good as you can sort by age/reading level and also search by title eg space so when we exploring space I could find some relevant books for dd to read.

PinkyU Fri 17-Apr-20 12:54:20

How about next time a poster attempts to help you, you remember some manners and gratitude and say, “thanks for taking the time to reply, unfortunately that isn’t appropriate for my DD’s development”, you know rather being a bit of a dick 🤷🏻‍♀️

KrakowDawn Fri 17-Apr-20 13:07:57

Pinky @purpleme12was right to call out abi, IMO. Abi was pushing her product, not helping. Advertising isn't allowed on MN without prior agreement.

purpleme12 Fri 17-Apr-20 14:12:13

Thank you

I don't think I was being a dick to be honest. I think it was obvious from her post that she hadn't looked at my child's age or what stage she was at (can't be that far away from Biff chip and kipper so way more advanced than the video which surely a teacher would know)
I wasn't insulting

Anyway thank you for your suggestions everyone I will have a look at these

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Margo34 Fri 17-Apr-20 18:53:15

Take a look at collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks

It is another Phonics scheme used in many schools, similar to Phonics Bug, you'll find phase 5 books on there- try the Green, orange or Turquoise cour book bands.

They've set up free access for parents for covid-19.

You might also like to look at these comics from phonics play, you can select phase 5 ones as needed: www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html

Hope this helps

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