The Five Minute Literacy Box and Number Box are very manageable systems for helping children get started along the road towards literacy, and numeracy, and particularly for enabling the early identification of potential specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. It is an entirely multi- sensory approach, following a ‘hear it, see it, say it, write it’ approach for sounds, irregular keywords and generalised spelling. It gives children an opportunity to learn with confidence and enthusiasm; it also helps prevent those who struggle from being at the back of the line, tailing off and always having to play catch-up.
Five Minute Literacy Box
Research shows that children learn best when their self-esteem is preserved, and they are able to build up skills at their own pace. The Five Minute Literacy Box and The Five Minute Number Box have been designed as an early teaching system and screening tool for the detection of dyslexia, dyscalculia, and general learning difficulties in primary school aged children.
The need for simple steps learning, linked to a regular, consistent, multi-sensory style of teaching is behind the development of the Five Minute Literacy Box and Number Boxes.