The golden age of Peter and Jane: how Ladybird took flight | Books | The GuardianThis will be a worrying thought for most of us Brits aged between 30 and 45 and a good many younger who will remember Peter and Jane as childhood aquaintances who where charged with the task of teaching us to read. And some of the books are still in print; I still see them for sale in my local bookshop. The Key Words scheme is based on a recognition of the fact that just 12 words make up one quarter of all the English words we read and write and that words make up a half of those we use in a normal day. Teach children these key words first, and they are well on the way to making some sense of most texts. So, step by step, page by page, these words are introduced and repeated one might say hammered to reinforce them as the length and difficulty of the texts increase. The first books were issued in These artists all had very different painting styles Aitchison and Frank Hampson had previously workd on the classic comics The Eagle and The Marvel but the brief was to produce appealing, naturalistic artwork and obviously the main characters, Peter and Jane, had to be recognisable throughout.
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Peter and Jane books were designed to get children reading. The series of books used the repetition method of teaching, introducing new words slowly, ie. Log In Sign Up. You need an account to continue Register Your email address. Choose a username. Choose a password.
Peter and Jane books were a childhood staple for children in 60s and 70s . Jane is also no longer seen feeding a sweet to the dog inside the.
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By Leda Reynolds For Mailonline. Thousands of nostalgic baby boomers have been poring over pictures in the famous Peter and Jane tales from the s and s in a Twitter challenge to spot the difference. She started posting the 'before and after' illustrations on her Twitter feed, lbflyawayhome, and now has more than 5, followers.
Sort Options. What was the name of the characters in your 'learn to read' books? Yup, Dick and Dora. Also had Digger the Dog RockDg9 14 yrs ago.