At this years Education Show, LDA will be launching a number of exclusive own-developed products:
1. How to Understand and Support children with Visual Needs
Author: Olga Miller and Karl Wall
The newest addition to the popular LDAHow to series. A practical book illustrated with case studies to help you identify children with visual needs and support them intheir learning. Ideal for teachers, SENCOs and parents needing ideas and practical support. The main purposes of the book are to emphasize the need for educators and carers to consider how children visually access learning experiences when planning and teaching. To help demystify the needs of pupils who have visual disabilities. And to help teachers and others working in the classroom to be aware of the very broad continuum of need in relation to sight.
2. Sounds Fun!
Author: Liz Baldwin
This is the third book in the series of award winning books, I Hear with my Little Ear and I Hear with My Little Ear 2. A collection of phonic games written mainly for parents and carers. It is a fun way to help children to develop their skills with phonics. By doing this parents will be supporting their child in developing speech sounds, their spoken and written language, and their spelling.
3. End of Term Projects’
Author: Helen Sonnet
Beat those end-of-term blues with thisexciting resource that offers a variety of topics, each one providing a full weeks work to enable a busy teacher to concentrate on the demands that the end of term brings. Each topic includes an action-packed story with five chapters, one for each day of the week, followed by ideas for literacy, numeracy, science, art, active games and many other enjoyable activities and with full photocopiable resources.
4. Ruler Skills
Author: Mark & Katy Hill
Play snooker, find buried treasure, design a stained glass window, hook ducks at the fairground, follow a slug trail and learn how to use a ruler and measure accurately while having fun! Ruler Skills provides a wide range of opportunities to improve manipulation, orientation and accuracy when drawing and measuring. The book contains 87 pages of imaginative and challenging activities to develop hand-eye co-ordination, motor skills and measuring skills, supported by full instructions and teachers notes.
5. Voyages – Shipwreck
Author: Suzanne OConnell
Shipwreck forms part of the Voyages into Learning series. This series is based on the premise that the best way to improve behaviour, raise standards and prepare pupils for the world we live in is through engaging them in an inspirational curriculum. Shipwreck builds opportunities for children to reflect on and plan their own learning, whilealso providing lots of materials that teachers can pick up and use.
6. Voyages- Beware of the Wolf!
Author: Suzanne OConnell
Beware of the Wolf! forms part of the Voyages into Learning series for Key Stage 2. This series is based on the premise that the best way to improve behaviour, raise standards and preparepupils for the world we live in is through engaging them in an inspirational curriculum. Beware of the Wolf! is a dynamic, research-based, cross-curricular topic that has been written to enthuse learners. It builds opportunities for children to reflect on and plan their own learning, while also providing lots of materials that teachers can pick up and use.
7. The Friendship Formula Game
Author: Alison Schroeder
Part of the Friendship Formula series, the game teaches and reinforces important socials skills through the fun of a board game. This enjoyable game aims to encourage and reinforce effective social interactions as well as improving self-awareness, problem solving, perspective taking and friendship skills. The Friendship Formula series follows on from the award winning Time to Talk and Socially Speaking.
8. Seaside Adventure
A programme to develop fine and gross motor skills in young children of pre-school age. Seaside Adventure is another Staffordshire County Council initiative, based on a project written by the authors of The Jungle journey. Ideas for both programmes were developed originally by Yvette Ostermeyer, a team of Health Professionals and a PE Advanced Skills Teacher. This book is edited by Rachel Knight, the co-ordinator for both initiatives in Staffordshire.
These are just a sample of over 150 new resources for 2011. Visit the LDA stand SN10 for more information!
LDAs award winning resources from 2010 will also be featured and demonstrated on the stand:
Fidget Busters ERA 2010 Award Winner and 5-7 Overall Winner (Books & Publications 2010)
I Hear with My Little Ear 2 ERA 2010 Finalist and 5-7 2010 Silver Award
Stile Dyslexia ERA 2010 Finalist
Advanced ACE Spelling Dictionary ERA 2010 Winner
Nurturing Success 5-7 Gold Award 2010
Socially Speaking Game 5-7 Silver Award 2010
LDAs authors and experts will also be running various seminar sessions on key SEN topics at this years education show. Check out your seminar programme for further details!