They're like your brain's way of saying: you know what the world really needs? Nonsensical story lines that nobody questions and flying cars.
And even though we know they're absolutely bonkers and possess zero relevance whatsoever, we waste no time telling people all about them.
Sad fact: nobody wants to hear it. There is only one dream worth talking about, and that's Martin Luther King Jr's.
Anyhoo, last night we had a dream where we featured half off tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers live at the Department of Home Affairs. They weren't even performing. They just worked there. Crazy, huh?
Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics readers uses simple language and engaging, humorous stories to help children develop their phonics skills.
The series has been carefully written to give gradual, structured practice of the synthetic phonics your child is learning at school. The books introduce phonemes in a similar order to the way they are taught in most UK schools and provide practice of common tricky words, such as the, and said, that cannot be sounded out.
Ladybird I'm ready for Phonics closely follows the order that a child is taught phonics in school, from initial letter sounds to key phonemes and beyond. It helps to build reading confidence through practice of these phonics building blocks and reinforces school learning in a fun way. With simple vocabulary and subtle comprehension cues, these phonic readers will encourage, motivate, and ignite children's excitement about reading.
Level 1 - Captain Comet's Space Party
Level 1 teaches children to find the sound at the beginning of a word - the initial letter sound.
Level 2 - Nat Naps!
Level 2 teaches s a t p i n.
Level 3 - Top Dog
Level 3 teaches sounds: m d g o c k ck.
Level 4 - Huff! Puff! Run!
Level 4 teaches e u r h b f ff l ll ss.
Level 5 - Fix it Vets
Level 5 teaches j v w x y z zz qu.
Level 6 - Dash Is Fab
Level 6 teaches ch sh th (soft) th (hard) ng.
Level 7 - Big, Big Fish
Level 7 teaches sounds: ai ee oa oo (long) oo (short).
Level 8 - Dig, Farmer, Dig!
Level 8 teaches sounds: ar or ur ow oi er.
Level 9 - Fun Fair Fun
Level 9 teaches sounds: igh ear air ure.
Level 10 - Wow, Wowzer
Level 10 looks back at the sounds covered in the previous levels and introduces longer words to increase children's vocabulary.
Level 11- Wizard Woody
Level 11 teaches alternative spellings for some of the sounds covered in the previous levels.
Level 12- Monster Stars
Level 12 teaches different pronunciations for the same grapheme, for example the /i/ in 'milk' is pronounced differently to the /i/ in 'tiger'.
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The short version? It's because we don't hold stock. Our partners deliver exactly what we need, after a deal has run. That way we keep our costs down, prices low and everybody (including you) happy.
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Never have to wait at home all day for your parcel or miss a delivery again: Pargo delivers your parcels to a store near you.
Having partnered with hundreds of stores in South Africa, there's (almost) always a Pick-up Point near you: often with opening hours of up to 15 hours per day - some (like fuel stations) are even open 24/7!
Why not give it a try today?
Well, because we also have to pay for delivery. And that money needs to come from somewhere.
Shipping costs money and we don't want to go bankrupt.
We have debated the merits of offering free shipping at length but the reality is that – without some magic source of free cash – the only place that money can come from is from our customers.
That leaves us with two options: hide it in the price of the product, or show it. We decided to be transparent and show it. This lets us cut our prices to the bare minimum and show you the best possible savings.
If we had incorporated the shipping cost into the price of an item, you’d pay double whenever you order more than one item but, in reality, the cost of shipping doesn’t necessarily go up.
By the way: the actual shipping charge you pay is a best-effort approximation of what shipping is going to cost us. As a result, ordering a 3kg item to Sandton or Cape Town may work out cheaper than a 75g iPhone cover to Springbok. Don’t blame us; blame the vast expanse that is our beautiful South Africa.
We'd love to offer free shipping. But we can't, because that means turning our company into a loss-making enterprise.
We rarely hold stock. Our partners deliver exactly what we need, after a deal has run. That way we keep our costs down, prices low and everybody (including you) happy.
We're not like other online shops with a fixed catalogue and tons of stock. Instead, most of our products never come back to our website again. That’s how we want it, as it keeps us fresh and unpredictable (win #1).
So, after you (and lots of others) have placed your orders, we go to our suppliers and place a massive, single order. Our suppliers love this, as it keeps things simple and moving along smoothly. Happy suppliers equal low prices (win #2).
Since we don’t hold stock, we can work with a cheaper, medium-sized warehouse, instead of a mega-warehouse (win #3) and we’re saving lots on not needing any processes involved in handling and returning unsold stock, allowing us to offer better deals (win #4).
The practice of not holding stock is one of the core principles behind OneDayOnly’s success. That, and our sparkling personalities of course.