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Pre-Reading & Pre-Writing Skills Book


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Pre-Reading & Pre-Writing – Skills Activity Book

Class: Junior Infants

This book is just €4.95 and is envisaged as being used intensively with Junior Infants in September, October and November/December – doing 4 pages a week, it is the intensity that delivers results and progress. A longer time-frame is also O.K. – that is an individual teacher judgement.

The CD is available for €9.95 and is free where a teacher/school purchases 15+ books. (See Category ‘Summer Booklist 2017 on left of the homepage) – view and order CD here

Use all the activities of this book to get your children ready for formal reading and writing.


We have compiled a rich range of skill building activities that include the following:

  • 32 stories to be read
  • 25+ nursery rhymes to learn & recite
  • 26 phonemic sound boxes to explore
  • 26 phonemic ‘Tongue Ticklers’ to say and have fun with
  • auditory discrimination exercises
  • visual discrimination exercises
  • left – right orientation activities
  • hand – eye coordination skills
  • motor skills development
  • handwriting skills
  • talk about topics

These activities prepare children to rocket into reading and writing!




Before children begin formal reading and writing, there is a suite of readiness skills that they need to complete as part of their preparation.

From visual and auditory discrimination exercises, to orientation, motor and handwriting skills development, there are many things a child needs to do to get ready for reading and writing, and we cover them all in this book.

Additionally, it is important that children experience a rich collection of enjoyable stories that will fire their imaginations, provide enjoyment, build story knowledge and enrich their vocabulary and language experience. Over the coming months children will receive at least one book a week to take home and have read to them by an adult. The title, and date read, is then recorded by the adult in the grids on pages 4 & 5.

Nursery Rhymes (pages 18,19 & 20) play an important part in children’s language development. They should be learned off over time and recited together weekly, where children come to know and understand rhyme & rhythms, syllables & phonemes, as they playfully recite the rhymes.

As children progress closer to beginning learning their letter sounds, such as s, a, t, i, p and n etc., reciting Tongue Ticklers together becomes a great way to focus on and embed each phoneme sound – see page 60. These sentences should be recited over and over again.

Finally, we hope all will enjoy completing the skill building activities we have assembled here.

Let the preparation for reading and writing commence!

Rainbow Education Team

Contact the office and order your class books today. All despatched with an enclosed invoice.



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