Bulldog Letter Reversals game goes global!

Bulldog b/d Reversals KS1 DOWNLOADSue Kerrigan ( yes, our very own entrepreneur committee member!) has had her Bulldog game accepted for marketing by Crossbow Education. You can find it at http://www.crossboweducation.com/b%20d%20confusion.htm#Bulldog_Letter_Reversal. Alternatively, you can go to Sue’s own site – and see what else she has to offer at http://www.letmelearn.co.uk/bulldog-reversals-ks1-download-p-729.html?zenid=b8ifp8u2qh8gt62mb68dg9t5

Bulldog Letter Reversals is the games, worksheets and kinaesthetic activities pack for children aged 5-12 years. Bulldog, the adorable dog that features throughout this multi-sensory learning pack, helps children to learn and remember the difference between ‘b’ and ‘d’. Introducing your child to Bulldog, will give him / her a strategy to remember the difference between ‘b’ and ‘d’ and in most cases it will resolve the problem entirely and you will have a happy smiling child again. The Bulldog theme keeps children engaged and motivated helping them have lots of fun whilst they learn.

Bulldog Letter Reversal has been designed by a dyslexic teacher and tutor for all teachers, teaching assistants, home educators and parents. 10 years of teaching experience and a lifetime of first hand personal experience has gone into making this resource along with 1 year of testing and refining the activities for maximum motivation, fun and engagement for children.

Why does Bulldog work?

The unique Bulldog theme is linked throughout the entire pack which builds essential memory hooks every single time any resource is used.  This is combined with proven multi-sensory activities to create an engaging, fun and motivating learning environment.”


If you buy from Crossbow Education the ‘ready to go’ kit will cost you £23.99 + VAT.

Sue provides a do-it-yourself downloadable version for £7.35 (KS1 only) or £9.55 for KS1 and 2.

Multisensory resources for Maths by Jacky Gurney

At the HDA AGM, Gilliam Cawse spoke on the subject of ‘Dyscalculia –
what to do when the numbers don’t add up’. She made some
recommendations for equipment to help children with dyscalculia which
included these resources.
Numicon. http://www.numicon.com/Index.aspx

Illustrated is ‘1st Steps with Numicon at Home’.
£30.89 + VAT. There are further resources for
different year groups.

The Numicon shapes make numbers real for
children because they can see them and touch
them. The shapes make odd and even numbers
very apparent and they help children to
understand addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. There are kits available for groups of children and ‘One to One’ kits that are
ideal for tutors and parents. Included in the kits are guide books with structured teaching ideas.

Cuisenaire Rods. www.cuisenaire.co.uk
Introductory Set illustrated. £8.99 from Play.com

The Rods come in 10 different colours and lengths representing
different numbers. Young children soon get used to the colour
system and older students find Cuisenaire Rods acceptable to
work with too. They can be used to demonstrate things like
number bonds, area, perimeter, factors, multiples, double
numbers, near doubles, fractions, ratios.

Cuisenaire rods can be used in conjunction with the number tracks from Numicon.

Glass nuggets are very tactile, so good for any counting
750g Adorn Glass Nuggets: blue, green, or clear available online. £2 + p&p.
Plastic Peg Board & Peg Set.

£6.50 from www.montessori-activities.com
Peg Boards with 100 holes are good for demonstrating percentages
and fractions.

Base Ten or Dienes Blocks. Illustrated is learning resources Interlocking Base
Ten (Starter Set) £22.95 from Amazon.
The blocks are good for illustrating the number system
and place value. They can be used for adding and
subtracting numbers and concepts such as ‘carrying’
and ‘borrowing’. See a demonstration on:

Stile System

This is a self checking system. The tiles are placed in a
special tray, and if all the answers are right, a given pattern,
that matches with the exercise from the book, will be
revealed when the tray is turned over. There are three
packs; ‘Numbers and the Number System’ (which is
especially helpful for children with dyscalculia), ‘Calculations’
and ‘Shape and Measure’. Suitable for children in Key Stage
2 and older children who need reinforcement at this level.
The packs offer a systematic approach. Available from:
http://www.ldalearning.com/maths/stile-maths/ Tray is £6.75 and books 19.99 a set.

Numbershark. http://www.wordshark.co.uk/ Single CD is £59.00.
Numbershark is a motivating computer programme that uses 45 games
to teach and reinforce numeracy and improve understanding and the
use of numbers. The wide variety of carefully designed games provides
many ways in which to practise at a chosen level and then to build
skills in very gradual steps. The games focus on: the number system
and sequencing (very useful for dyscalculics); addition, subtraction,

multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages.

Jacky Gurney.

Prices and suppliers based on a web search in Aug 2011. Except for Numbershark,
other suppliers are available.