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The Ladybird Peter and Jane – A Social History - The Dabbler

And, without quite realising, we have loved it ever since. It starts with people in prehistoric bearskins and finishes in the s with a picnicking family in drip-dry polyester. On one page, an Elizabethan merchant gloats over a chest of gold; on the next, the Cavaliers skip with merriment during a stroll in the grounds of their stately home. Meanwhile, the Puritans cluster in prayer around the dinner table, sincerity etched on their grave faces. Born in , Ayton trained at Harrow College of Art and initially worked in advertising, producing designs for Castrol and Rolls Royce. The craftsmanship of these men, along with that of Berry, Harry Wingfield and Robert Lumley, is all the more remarkable because they worked in an analogue age when a mistake meant starting again.
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Interactive Peter & Jane Book 1a

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.

Key Words Reading Scheme

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. We had Digger the Dog and Nat the Cat. Plus some incidental human roles

The Key Words Reading Scheme is a series of 36 English language early readers children's books , published by the British publishing company, Ladybird Books. The series are also often referred to as Peter and Jane , the names of the main characters. The first book in the series, Ladybird series , was published in , and the series was completed by the first publication of the 36th book in Over 80 million books in the series have been sold worldwide, and the books remain in print in The books were designed as materials for teaching a small child to learn to read, using a system of key phrases and words devised by teacher William Murray. Murray was an educational adviser at a borstal and later headmaster of a "school for the educationally subnormal" in Cheltenham. From research undertaken in the s by Murray with Professor Joe McNally , an educational psychologist at the University of Manchester , Murray realised that only 12 words account for a quarter of the vocabulary used in normal speaking, reading and writing in the English language , words for half, and words for three-quarters.

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. In the s Daddy watches Mummy wrap the present, by the s he was joining in. Before and after pictures of Peter and Jane books have become a surprise Twitter hit with fans poring over drawings from the s and s to spot the subtle updates that were made to reflect changing attitudes. The new artwork shows how seatbelts, life jackets and pavements were added to the original pictures as people became more safety conscious.

What was the name of the characters in your 'learn to read' books?




  1. Morgana P. says:

    That magical place, the bookstore. - Vintage Ladybird Books 'Read and Write' ( Peter and Jane). That magical place, the bookstore. - Vintage Ladybird Books.

  2. Ababeqti says:

    Happy Birthday, Peter and Jane. 40 this year!

  3. Aimé P. says:

    This 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.

  4. Bob C. says:

    The rose -tinted hues of distant childhood?

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