So you taught your little infant, toddler, or preschooler to read a bunch of words, some couplets and you are working on sentences. What should you look for in a book for your little one?
Your Baby Can Read Flipbooks:
I first started by using the Your Baby Can Read books that came with that companies kit. Now I do not own the whole reading kit. I actually bought each DVD on Amazon back in 2007 before YBCR really blew up in the mainstream. But I did find 4 of the 5 books at our local thrift store. Can you say score!!
Preschool Prep Sight Words books
These were passed down to us a year and a half ago by a good early learning friend. Her little ones loved them, and so does Little Z. The words are on one page in bold black font. Perfect for little eyes. The pictures are on the other page. The best part is there are 3 sets of books with 12 books per set. Lots of fresh materials.
Meet the Sight Words – Level 1 – Easy Reader Books (boxed set of 12 books)
Meet the Sight Words – Level 2 – Easy Reader Books (boxed set of 12 books)
Meet the Sight Words – Level 3 – Easy Reader Books (boxed set of 12 books)
LeapFrog Book Sets
These were also passed on to us from the same friend that gave us her children’s Preschool Prep books. While the writing is on the same page as the picture, they separate the two. The picture on top, words on the bottom, but not in the picture.
LeapFrog LeapReader Learn to Read, Volume 1 (works with Tag)
LeapFrog LeapReader Learn to Read, Volume 2 (works with Tag)
LeapFrog LeapReader Learn to Read, Volume 3 (works with Tag)
LeapFrog LeapReader Learn to Read, Volume 4 (works with Tag)
Little Champion Reader
Little Champion Reader is a complete learning program for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. There are several books and flashcards that come with the series, that are awesome!. As you can see the words and the pictures are separate, making them ideal for little ones. Also, there are larger words and the sounds are colored differently to help a child sound out the words if they are at that stage in the game.
What if you can’t find books that have a clear print for your child to read?
A good friend of mine passed on this book to us. She covered the words with words she printed out. While they are still in the picture, the white background separates them enough to hold the child’s attention.
This is a great thing to do when you find a well-illustrated book at the library book sale, but the story is too long for your child.
What books do you use with your child? Please share them with me as we are always looking for new books to explore!
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