The Early Words programme
Improving basic reading vocabulary

Early Words is a programme of one-on-one systematic five minute word-focused lessons. During the five minute lesson, the child is taught, or retaught, a high frequency word at both word and sentence level. The emphasis is on accuracy and fluency.

The programme

The Early Words programme teaches children daily fun lessons.

Training courses

Training course for those working with children at the beginning stages of reading.

Guided readers

The Early Words Readers are an excellent teaching supplement with our programme.

Teaching videos

Watch Yolanda teach a lesson to better understand the benefits of the programme.

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Guided Readers book series

Continue your Early Words lesson with our collection of Early Words Readers – the perfect guided reading books to supplement your Early Words programme. Early Words Readers can also be used separately from the Early Words programme for group guided reading.

Each series of ten Early Words Readers books revolves around the everyday lives of three key characters – Pippa, Ashok and Kiri – their friends, families, neighbourhood and school. The stories in Early Words Readers explore themes familiar to most five year olds such as birthday parties, starting school, playing and animal friends.

Each Early Words Readers book contains an introduction and starter questions, follow on discussion pointers and a suggested activity.


Level 1 (Magenta 1)

First words:
Mum, is, the, The, Here, here, a, A, can


Levels 1/2 (Magenta 2)

Next words:
I, am, Dad, like, to, go, Look, at, look


Level 2/3 (Magenta 2)

Next words:
my, My, __s (after HFW), __s (after nouns), Little, Big, This, this, went