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Early reader – I can use letter sounds to read simple words and short sentences

Read with Oxford Stage 2 is for children who are able to read very simple stories. They will still enjoy listening to stories while practising their own early reading skills at the same time. If you're not sure that your child is ready for Stage 2, try our simple test.

Approximate age: 4–5
School: Reception / P1 | Oxford Levels 2 and 3 | Book Bands Red, Yellow
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Stage 2 story collections

This collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Help Kipper choose a new hat, go fishing with Wilf and join Floppy on an adventure in the desert!
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This collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Watch Biff and Chip look after the hens, go on two space adventures with Kipper and find out how Wilf's dad saves the day!
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This collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Have fun with the family at a singing competition, see Chip dress up as a king and find out what happens when Floppy finds a juicy bone!
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This collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Discover how Wilma rescues a duckling in trouble, go on a monster hunt with Gran and find out what happens when Kipper gets stuck!
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This story collection contains four traditional tales: 'The King and his Wish'; 'The Tortoise and the Hare'; 'The Greedy Dog'; and 'The Magic Porridge Pot'. This beautifully-illustrated book with clear phonics progression is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills.
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This story collection contains four traditional tales: 'Dick Whittington'; 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'; 'Chicken Licken'; and 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. This beautifully-illustrated book with clear phonics progression is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills.
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. Find out about Singing Dad and Viv's Odd Pet, as well as Ron Rabbit's job at the fish and chip shop!
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. Find out what's so important about Ron Rabbit's egg, what happens to the Doll in the bin and learn about animals in the Animal Quiz!
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. Read about the Trunk and the Skunk, find out why Gran is so cross and discover how Ron Rabbit makes a rocket!
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Activity books, flashcards and kits

Children learn best when reading is fun and these story games are a great way to practise reading and storytelling skills. Carefully created to practise phonic sounds and letters, each game has concise, easy-to-follow instructions which require no preparation - just sit down with your child and have fun!
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These flashcards are a fun way for children to practise their letters and sounds at home - just as they do in school. Four different rhyming games will help children to link groups of letters with their sounds, recognise rhyming words, develop memory and concentration skills and develop early reading and spelling skills.
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These flashcards are a fun way for children to learn the alphabet and recognise individual letter shapes and sounds at home - just as they do in school. Four different alphabet games help children to develop recognition of letter shapes and sounds, develop memory and concentration skills and read and spell simple words.
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These flashcards are a fun way for children to practise sounding out and blending letters at home - just as they do in school. Four different phonics games help children to match letters to words and pictures, match letter sounds to letter shapes, sound out and blend to read words and spell simple words.
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Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, these flashcards have been specially developed to complement how your child is starting to read at school. They will help children to learn and recognise individual letter shapes and words, read simple words and sentences and develop an awareness of rhyme.
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Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, these flashcards have been specially developed to build your child's reading skills and phonics knowledge. They will help children to recognise individual letter shapes and sounds, read simple words and spell simple words.
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These flashcards have been specially developed to help your child succeed at reading. Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, they complement how your child is starting to read at school and keep children engaged in reading at home.
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These flashcards have been specially developed to help your child succeed at reading. Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, they complement how your child is starting to read at school and keep children engaged in reading at home.
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This book contains two Biff, Chip and Kipper stories in an appealing comic-strip format. The stories are accompanied by a wealth of fun activities that will help your child to practise sounds, letters and early reading skills at home. Find out what happens when Kipper's teddy has an accident and read how Ron the rook comes to the rescue!
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This book contains two Biff, Chip and Kipper stories in an appealing comic-strip format. The stories are accompanied by a wealth of fun activities that will help your child to practise sounds, letters and early reading skills at home. Find out what happens when Chip loses his backpack and read about a silly rainy day in the garden!
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Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. This book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence. Help Miss Hill find her way out of the maze, play an animal quiz and make a shopping list with Mr Zed.
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection contains 12 fun phonics stories to provide perfect practice for beginner readers. The kit also contains colourful stickers, and an alphabet chart to reward, motivate and build confidence.
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Packed full of fun activities, engaging stories and useful tips, this kit provides you with everything you need to support your child in the lead up to the national phonics screening check for 6-year-olds. Practise phonics skills with three fun activity workbooks and three phonics storybooks to share.
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