Illustrator: Doug Nash
Publisher: Garnet Education
Sunshine Gold takes a learner-centered approach, providing contexts that will engage and entertain young children.
Lively, age-appropriate activities such as songs, role-play, games and puzzles will motivate children. All activities are carefully supported so that children feel successful and enjoy a sense of achievement in their learning. Emphasis is placed on functional language, which is meaningful and useful to children. Fun, child-centered puppet characters accompany children through each unit and help them feel safe and secure in their English classroom.
The content of Sunshine Gold promotes key values – these include an emphasis on cooperation and social interaction in the classroom and, through topics such as appreciation of self and others, being healthy, sharing and working together.
Literacy skills are introduced gradually throughout the three levels of Sunshine Gold.
Developing pencil control, phonic skills and whole-word recognition underpin the approach to literacy. Throughout the course, oral skills precede and support the development of literacy skills.