Writing and spelling are intertwined. Once the child has met simple words and had practice in writing them, we move on to spelling activities, where the letters in words fly apart and the child has to reassemble them.

Later – when the child is very familiar with the letters, has met the alphabet, and has had sufficient spelling practice – we introduce a keyboard. The child moves from typing words to typing phrases, and then sentences. As well as providing further spelling practice, and introducing punctuation, this gives the child an awareness of sentence construction.

Sample units

Showing how the letter 'a' is formed.
Tracing the letter 'g'.
Writing a simple word. The child can use the duster to erase any mistakes.
Typing a word in Swahili, using a keyboard.
A keyboard can be used to teach the child to type words and sentences.
Children can practise copying the word they hear.
In the play zone, children can type their own stories and save them to read later.
Tracing numbers in the numeracy section.
Practising forming numbers.
For detailed information about the pedagogical approach of onecourse and descriptions of learning units, we encourage you to download our digital handbook.