Why Choose Us
15+ Years of Experience
Experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist working part-time in my own private practice since 2004; long term home-educating mum of 5 children; children’s book author; and enjoy presenting at various training events for parents, educators and therapists.
Passion & Dedication
I desire to see children blossom by providing support, both professionally and personally to children of all ages and abilities, their families, educators and significant others, and to engage, encourage, equip and empower them to lead satisfying & fulfilling lives.
Events with you in mind!
I love to arrange and co-ordinate various evidence-based CPD events, both online and in-person for parents, carers, educators, teachers, librarians and therapists, often with a global audience – and currently co-admin several handwriting-specific closed FB groups.
Engages Well With The ABC Reading Book
“My 3 year old daughter really likes and engages well with the Ricardo Reading Mouse® ABC book!
It’s great to know there are complimentary songs and an app to build upon it, as we go along.”
Jennie, Mum & Occupational Therapist, Brisbane, Australia
I'm Really Thankful
My son’s name is Tatsuoki, that means ‘Good Doragon. He is even not know English character. So that book is good engagement for English. Today, the book arrived.
Thank you for the nice message. Please give my best regards to your family. I saw that grid for the first time. It is interesting, I’m really thankful for you,
Joko, Father & Occupational Therapist, Aichen-Ken, Japan
Easy to follow instructions
My 3 youngest children absolutely love the Ricardo Reading mouse app.
With colourful graphics and easy to follow instructions it makes learning fun and easy.
Ima, home-educating mother, Salisbury, South Australia
Pre-reading & Pre-writing Games & Workbooks
These Ricardo Reading Mouse® resources are ready now for your child to use – simply purchase, download and print!
Visual Skills Workbooks
Ricardo’s Snap Cards
Ricardo Reading Mouse® ABC Resources
How Are They Different?
There are NO confusing sounds – just initial letter sounds – which is a perfect place to start for young learners!
Our ABC resource range introduces all 26 English alphabet initial or beginning letter sounds, letter names and all uppercase and lowercase letter forms, using bright, colourful alphabet characters and beautiful, engaging pictures, which children love!
Matching initial letter sounds, letter names and letter forms is a foundational skill as children require recognition, knowledge and understanding of all three to learn to read, write & spell confidently!
It is important to share with young learners that letters or the symbols/squiggles seen and used on the page for reading, writing and spelling, represent the sounds in our language and often the letter/symbol/squiggle on a page, represents more than one sound, which they will learn, step by step.
We encourage children to move, sing, say, listen & play as they learn their ABCs using our Ricardo Reading Mouse® apps, books, games, posters, songs, videos, workbooks and more!
You can use them at home and very simply integrate them into any existing home-education curriculum to supplement your child’s learning!
Learn the ABCs with Ricardo Reading Mouse® ABC Picture Book
Enjoy cuddling up together with your child before bed or during the day, to read my beautifully illustrated, educationally sound ABC Picture Book.
Ricardo’s ABC Picture book is a perfect place to start as it introduces:
1. All 26 initial or beginning sounds of the 26 letters of the English Alphabet using two beautiful illustrations, each starting with the initial letter sound that the letter represents;
2. All 26 uppercase and lowercase letter formations and letter names of the English Alphabet.
My ABC Picture Book is simply a perfect introduction to our written language and the sounds it represents.
Free Ricardo Reading Mouse® Poster
Please send me my FREE Ricardo ABC poster.
Shop ABC Learning Resources
Ricardo’s Alphabet Gameboard app
IOS or Android
Learn the ABCs with Ricardo Reading Mouse®
Hard Copy Book
ABC Songs with Ricardo Reading Mouse® Album
Downloadable MP3 files
Supplement your Learn to Read Resources
What is Ricardo’s English Word Grid™?
Unique & phonics-based
Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 Reference book teaches all 230 short vowel, 3-letter rhyming word families’ in a well-designed, evidence-informed systematic phonics-based approach.
Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 Reference book is chapterised according to the ending or rime of the 3-letter Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) word.
eg. Letter T Word Grid™ teaches all 46 ‘at, et, it, ot, ut’ rhyming word families’ words in one chapter.
It is available as a hard copy or e-book format and currently there are 3 apps, which each relate to a chapter of the book.
For use at home or in class, this uniquely designed Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ is truly simply fantastic!
Vibrant & engaging illustrations: apps & book!
Each of the 230 words that are taught in Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 are accompanied by a beautiful illustration at the beginning of each word faimilies’ chapter.
Children love learning using the illustrations and find them very engaging and motivating.
The pictures can be used to enhance the meaning, comprehension and memory of the word and can be incorporated into story telling.
Following on in each chapter, only the letters are used in the word grid so that the child learns to read the words without use of any viusal prompts from the illustrations.
Simple & easy to use
Children are easily able to make words using the onset or beginning letter sound together with the rime or two letter ending sound of the word.
Wordlists for all the words in each word families’ chapter are listed for easy reference in an appendiix.
The Ricardo English Word Grid™ apps incorporate interactive lessons which can be used at home or in class, on a device or whiteboard.
Supports students’ learning in Foundation/Prep and Year 1 Australian English Curriculums and various other national literacy curriculums.
Aligns with National Literacy Standards.
Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ interactive app lessons
Learn more about Ricardo’s Word Grid™ apps
Online Course for Educators
'Handwriting Automaticity Matters!'
Please ENROL now to join this self-paced, short online course for busy educators! It is designed to equip and empower you with simple, evidence-based strategies to help you support your students to improve their handwriting & overall literacy skills.
Discover why teaching handwriting in this digital age is still relevant and what handwriting automaticity is and its benefits for your students in regards to not only improving handwriting but their reading fluency, spelling and overall written communication skills.
I share invaluable, easy to apply 'tried & tested' strategies to integrate automated handwriting instruction and practice into your busy classroom without added stress and enable you to still fulfill your curriculum requirements.
You will learn how best to support your student's/child's ability to learn to read, write & spell - with confidence & joy - with minimal prep and next to no ongoing costs! Definitely don't need to photocopy hundreds of pages of worksheets per student!
PURCHASE course today - great value PD at only AUD $129.00 (inc GST) and receive:
1. 12 months ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE on ANY DEVICE!
2. Certificate of completion for 1.5 hours of PD!
The course takes about 90-100 minutes to complete and you can say goodbye to:
*endless late nights googling for 'easy prep' handwriting improvement ideas/activites/workbooks/handouts etc;
*the stress & overwhelm of wondering how to best help your students who are stuggling to improve their handwriting, reading and spelling!
*feeling guilty or regretful when agonising about whether or not to put handwriting aside and hope they learn to touch type quickly - as now you will be equipped and empowered with an understanding of how beneficial automated, functional handwriting is to your students and you will be able to help them using easy, engaging, evidence-informed strategies for practice at home and in class.
Keen to learn more CLICK HERE now! Looking forward to welcoming you!
Course registration is now open!
Register today and get started on this invaluable professional development training to benefit you and your students for years to come!
Online Course for Parents/Carers
'Let's Get School Ready!'
Is a self-paced, short online course for parents & carers, designed to help you prepare your child at home, in the early years, with the skills needed to learn to read, write & spell confidently, when they enter school!
Discover how movement & play-based learning together with the simplicity of reading, singing, listening and talking to your child, all provide such a precious foundation for life-long learning!
I share invaluable, low-cost, easy to do, developmentally-based tips and tricks to best support your child's ability to learn to read, write & spell - with confidence & joy!
Join now (takes only 3-4 hours to complete) and say goodbye to:
*endless late nights googling for 'easy prep' ideas to do with your toddler or young child!
*the stress & overwhelm of wondering how to best help your child before they get to school!
*feeling compelled to break the bank with expensive toys - learn how to opt instead for super-engaging, easy to use, low-cost loose parts play items
Keen to learn more click here now! Looking forward to welcoming you!
GREAT VALUE - ONLY AUD $59 (inc GST)
Enrol in 'Let's Get School Ready! today and get started straight away!
Training & Support events designed for you!
Loving Learning with Ricardo Reading Mouse®
Ricardo in young hands, hearts & minds!
Four year old, Crystallyn, gives an endearing review of Ricardo’s Alphabet Gameboard which she enjoys using together with my Learn the ABCs with Ricardo Reading Mouse® ABC Picture Book, as part of her kindergarten home-schooling curriculum