Why We Love It
This set of 10 little “stories” are our-go-to books when children are ready to read on their own. The first book has only 4 letters rearranged to make different words. Black line illustrations help blossoming readers figure out the word or words on the page. Short vowels and three letter words are simple enough to keep new readers from feeling overwhelmed. With plenty of repetition and something close to a story line, your child will beam with pride when they finish reading their first book.
Follow Up Fun
- Using an old magazine help your child cut out large letters of the alphabet. Practice saying both the name of the letter and the sound that the letter makes with your child.
- Paste or write a letter in a notebook and have your child draw pictures or paste pictures cut from magazines of things that begin with that sound. If the letter was E your child might draw an egg, cut a picture of an eggplant or an elephant etc.
- Play rhyming games with your child. Beginning readers need plenty of practice hearing rhymes so they can quickly figure out new words that have similar sounds. Say a one syllable word like hat, made, sell or buy. After the first word, say three more words. Two of the three words you say should rhyme. For example if the first word is sad, you could follow up with glad, mad, and gate. If the word rhymes, your child can give you a thumbs up. If the word doesn’t rhyme, your child can give you a thumbs down. If your child cannot hear the same vowel sound and same ending sound, try saying the word slowly so they can hear each sound.
- Bob Books Set 2 by Bobby Lynn Maslen
- Bob Books Sight Words: Kindergarten by Bobby Lynn Maslen
- Bob Books Rhyming Words by Bobby Lynn Maslen