Riomo Books - Skills. Confidence. Enjoyment.
Prerequisite: If your child knows their abc's and all the letter sounds, with support, they can begin using phonics to "blend" sounds (put two or more sounds together) into words. (Note: text is lowercase.)
Building Skills: Sound Bites begins sections with "two sound" words, such as up and egg (Notice egg has three letters but only two sounds), and then moves to "three sound" words like pup and big, and then builds to two and three words on a page.
Building Confidence: Sound Bites is designed to help kids Feel Like Champions as they begin to read two and three letter words.
Building Enjoyment: Sound Bites has colorful original illustrations both to support and delight children as they Love Learning to Read!
Made For You & Your Child: Sound Bites is designed for you (parent, carer, teacher, big sister, etc.) to support your learner's journey. Lots of apps can sound out words and reveal letters at a touch, but it's your interaction and support of your unique child which can make all the difference as they gain confidence on their journey learning to read.
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Tate was born in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. He grew up outside Cincinnati where his mom taught reading and read lots of books to him such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and The Hobbit. He used to read the dictionary. Seriously.
He attended the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, Virginia where he discovered khaki shorts. Who knew? He studied economics when he was not playing frisbee on the Lawn or volunteering as a Young Life leader. While at UVA, Tate met his future wife, and in 1999, they married and moved to Devon, England, where they lived for 3 years before moving to London.
Tate enjoys beauty in art, music, literature, film and creation. He particularly enjoys impressionist art and likes words and languages. Whether it’s ordering tostas in Cascias or learning Mandarin characters, he considers himself “try-lingual.”
They have two children and miss their vanilla retriever, Pacey. Tate likes reading to his kids, making things up with them and teaching them Spanish. The younger one is learning how to read.