Troubador Wizzy’s Words

Released: 28/08/2021

ISBN: 9781800464278

eISBN: 9781800466388

aISBN: 9781800466395

Format: Paperback/eBook/Audio Book

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Wizzy’s Words is a book of modern nursery rhymes, providing a well-researched resource for parents, carers, family and educational practitioners, to share with children from birth. We all love the nursery rhymes we grew up with, learning to recite them continues to be fun. However, traditional nursery rhymes contain the vocabulary from their times. Nearly 25% of children continue to miss age-appropriate targets, for oral vocabulary, by the end of their reception year. Although many of the rhymes follow traditional tunes, Wizzy's Words rhymes contain the oral vocabulary, associated with educational and life-long success in our times. The rhymes have been designed to appeal to all children regardless of ability. 

As children need to hear words before they can say, read and write words, Wizzy’s Words will be available in paperback, ebook and audiobook formats. The variety of formats and the range of children’s school entry needs, means that Wizzy’s Words can be adapted from 1-1, to small group and whole class sharing/teaching in the pre-school and school setting. Primarily, however, sharing the rhymes vocally and aurally, before pre-school and school entry and in the same 1-1 fashion that traditional rhymes have been shared, will underpin successful early oral vocabulary development.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION - Coming soon - Wizzy's Words website - to provide you with information and support as you use Wizzy's Words to support your children's early oral vocabulary development
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Wizzy's Words is now available in all formats - paperback, ebook and audiobook - by twinning the book or ebook with the audiobook the importance of hearing and then saying and seeing words is covered. All facets of early language development are now covered. Language Learning In Early Childhood UNLOCK IT using Wizzy's Words

A website will be available shortly www.wizzyswords.co.uk

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PAPERBACK
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AUDIOBOOK https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Jacqueline_E_Alexander_Wizzy_s_Words?id=AQAAAEC85gGmrM
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WIZZY'S FULL DEBUT WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY - FOR NOW...
Wizzy's excited! As children need to hear words, before saying and then seeing, reading and then writing words. A quick video overview of the audiobook and why it's important in helping you to help your child to develop their oral vocabulary can be found via the link below. In line with the printed book and ebook the audiobook contains modern rhymes with the oral vocabulary for educational success in our times. The vocabulary that signals educational and life-long success if developed before school entry. Follow this link for the overview video of the audiobook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvUjYZ6PQys

The audiogram is a sample of ... The audiobook a narration of Wizzy's Words, narrated by a professional actor. This means that the rhymes and their word sets are spoken clearly to aid oral vocabulary learning. The sound engineer has gone to great pains to add funny and whimsical sounds to each rhyme in order that you can match his skills with sharing the rhymes in a fun and interactive way. Follow this link to listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eq4NQg20ts

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WATCH THIS SPACE - Coming soon - Wizzy's Words audiobook - a great twin for either the paperbook or the ebook
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Following publication of both the paperback and the ebook versions of Wizzy's Words the following links will allow you to view an audio introduction from the author together with an overview of the author's aims and 2 samples from the book. A full description of the book is given below these links.

https://youtu.be/qn4AMeF5ylc intro 270821

https://youtu.be/hlNu2JA_LSw overview 270821

https://youtu.be/FdY0M5nqbj0 sample 1 hungry hungry chicken 270821

https://youtu.be/lUIuIt8FSFM sample 2 car talking to garage
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FULL DESCRIPTION OF WIZZY'S WORDS AND ITS USE

Wizzy's Words is a book of modern nursery rhymes, providing a well-researched resource for parents, carers, family and educational practitioners, to share with children from birth. We all love the nursery rhymes we grew up with, learning to recite them continues to be fun. However, traditional nursery rhymes contain the vocabulary from their times. Nearly 25% of children continue to miss age-appropriate targets, for oral vocabulary, by the end of their reception year (DfEd data). Although many of the rhymes follow traditional tunes, Wizzy's Words rhymes contain the oral vocabulary, associated with educational and life-long success in our times. (A full copy of the research is available by contacting the author [email protected]

As children need to hear words before they can say, read and write words, Wizzy's Words will be available in paperback, ebook and audiobook formats. The variety of formats and the range of children's school entry needs, means that Wizzy's Words can be adapted from 1-1, to small group and whole class sharing/teaching in the pre-school and school setting. Primarily, however, sharing the rhymes vocally and aurally, before pre-school and school entry and in the same 1-1 fashion that traditional rhymes have been shared, will underpin successful early oral vocabulary development.
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'Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen' Robert Bresson (1901-1999)
Whilst wearing said T-shirt left have been introduced to area librarian. In September, story-time restarts and Wizzy's Words with be shared with the under twos.

Children need to hear words before saying, reading and then writing words.
Help your child #Wizzy's Words

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The research on which Wizzy's Words is based is contained in the research paper:

PLUGGING THE EARLY LANGUAGE SKILLS GAP
A literature review addressing the question: Is the importance of language development from birth being overlooked?
Jacqueline E Alexander

To request a copy of this research and if you have any questions please email me at - [email protected]

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As the research indicates children learn words by hearing them first before being able to repeat them, read them and then write them. Following publication of the book an audiobook and Ebook format will also be available.

This is a very helpful book to remind us to teach our children to read by reciting poems, teaching them rhymes, and having a lot of word play in their daily life. Our kids are all grown and are readers, so we've done well. But our family has always been readers and we are very verbal and we love to play word games. Wizzy's Words gives you tons of examples but, more than that, I think the best take away is to talk to your kids, read to them, sing to them, embrace nursery rhymes, both old and new, and just have a ball talking and playing with those fun things called words. I remember years ago Dr. Dodson had a similar book. While I am now a grandfather, and don't need the daily use of poems, we read to our grandkids all the time and they read to us. And we constantly play language games. So, this book will help you to see how easy it all is. And how useful it all is. And, most of all, how fun it all is.

Original review: https://www.netgalley.co.uk/book/233694/review/443338

by NetGalley review


As a teacher I (somewhat arrogantly) thought I wouldn’t need help teaching my son to talk however here I am with a two year old who won’t speak. I have been using whizzy’s rhymes with him and he tries to join in with me. We have a lot of fun and he claps along taking the stress and making learning fun. I would thoroughly recommend this book to all mums and I will be taking it into school with me to help some of my pupils.

by Carolyn


Wow what a fab book, instantly engaging and is well set out. Children can learn so much, expand their vocabulary and also practice phonetics sounds.
With each rhyme there are pictures that are related to it which helps make it fun for the child. Every page has many bright and colorful illustrations and at the. At the end of the book is an index of all the words.
The Wizzy's word book is a perfect way to get into rhyme & just have fun while leaning too.

by Caroline Ma


Jacqueline E  Alexander

Disparities in #languagelearninginearlychildhood led me to write modern #nurseryrhymes to fill the gap in #earlylanguageeducation.

Hi, I'm Jacqueline E Alexander, early year's teacher and master of psychology (education & child development). Classroom observations and research over many hours, days, weeks and years led me to write Wizzy's Words. A resource for parents, carers and educators to UNLOCK the early language development potential of today's infants and children.

Wizzy's Words was developed following this review: PLUGGING THE EARLY LANGUAGE SKILLS GAP - A literature review addressing the question: Is the importance of language development from birth being overlooked? Jacqueline E. Alexander (email author at [email protected] for full copy)


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