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Resources to support you and your child

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

What we offer you & your child!

Pre-reading & pre-writing with Ricardo Reading Mouse®

Ricardo Reading Mouse® pre-reading and pre-writing resources are designed to help support your child’s early learning and help develop their ability to learn to read, write & spell confidently.

Our current range includes games and workbooks designed to assist your child’s development of eye-hand co-ordination, fine motor skills and visual skills, which are all essential when they transition to school and learn to read, write & spell.

They will make a perfect addition to your early years resource stash!

Use at home, playgroup, daycare or kindergarten.

Visual processing is an important pre-reading skill

Ricardo Reading Mouse® resources can supplement any existing curriculum and are designed to help support the development of a child’s visual processing skills and hence, their ability to learn to read, write & spell confidently!

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 Bingo

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 ABC Book

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

Queensland Beginner Font Handwriting Tutorial Videos

To provide support and guidance for children in my home state of Queensland, Australia, I have developed a short, engaging, animated 'Handwriting is Fun' video series.  It teaches the correct letter formation of all 26 letters of the English Alphabet using the Queensland Beginner Font, which is the handwriting script taught in our education system.

It is freely available on my Learning with Ricardo Reading Mouse® YouTube Channel. Thus far, only the lowercase letters' series has been released, via 3 short handwriting tutorial videos: Letters a-g; Letters h-p and Letters q-z.

Great for lessons at home or school!

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 Courses

'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!

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Buy 'Let's Get School Ready! Short Course: AUD $39 (inc GST)

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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

Thank you to all the families who….

have been enjoying learning:  ABC letter sounds, letter names and letter shapes with Ricardo Reading Mouse® apps, books, games, songs and videos and those reinforcing their learning of the short vowel 3-letter rhyming word families’ words using my uniquely designed word grid apps and book- and also those families using my ‘download & print’ pre-reading and pre-writing card games and workbooks.

It is always a joy, to hear good reports coming in from all over the world!  Please continue to send in your photos, testimonies and Ricardo Reading Mouse® colouring ins.

Sarah, Guangchou, China

Sarah, Guangchou, China

Enjoying learning her ABCs with Ricardo Reading Mouse® ABC Picture Book.

Rachel & Maria, Brisbane, Australia

Rachel & Maria, Brisbane, Australia

Tummy time reading at Logan City Council Library whilst enjoying Ricardo Reading Mouse® books, which are both available for loan at Logan City Council and Brisbane City Council Libraries! (children are reading whilst lying under My Burrow® Sensory Learning Tool)

Stephen, Adelaide, Australia

Stephen, Adelaide, Australia

Stephen learning his letter sounds and names with Ricardo's ABC Picture Book!

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