Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Teach Your Child to Read--Beginning Reader Books
Today I am finishing up my series on teaching your child to read. If you are just tuning in, you can catch the first three posts here, here, and here. (And, get excited, because there is still a post coming entitled 'Everything your child should know before he enters Kindergarten,' with tips from a real life Kindergarten teacher!)
I've had a few friends ask for suggestions on the best books to use with beginning readers. I'll share my favorite two resources today, but feel free to chime in with any of yours.
1. Starfall. I already mentioned Starfall as a great website for kids to learn reading skills. I know a lot of you have started using Starfall for the learning games and are loving it. But have you started printing our their free books yet? They are all here, in order from easiest to hardest. I just print them out, cut, and staple the pages together, making a card stock cover. Awesome. (And free.)
2. Bob Books. All gajillion (I've seriously lost count) of my nieces and nephews have read and loved these. There are several different box sets available, again, beginning with the easiest and advancing from there. Blaine can't wait to get his first box. I've heard sometimes you can score them at Costco. For now, I think I'm going to go with Amazon. Check them out here.