Pip and Tam love to play in the sandpit. This reader focuses on the Level 1 sounds in the InitiaLit Readers sequence: m, s, t, a, p, i, f, r. (Author: Melissa Day, Illustrator: Maryjane Boaretto Pureza) The InitiaLit Readers Levels 1-9 are carefully scaffolded for children in their first year of school to practise their developing reading skills, following the InitiaLit–Foundation phonic sequence, and should be purchased by schools using the InitiaLit–Foundation program. Series 2 provides a parallel series of readers for additional practice or home reading. Full sets of Readers (Levels 1-9), bundle sets for each level (1-9) or individual titles can be also be purchased by parents wishing to support their child’s reading, or by any school wishing to provide decodable readers to support an evidence-based synthetic phonics approach to teaching reading. Each title includes instructions and pre- and post-reading activities to help teachers and parents use the books effectively.