Learning to read is a major milestone in the life of a child. Scratch that, it is also a major change for the entire family. Read aloud is not simply directed by adults. Now children can also get in on the act. My youngest is in kindergarten and a shy reader. I believe some of this is because he still wants the special read aloud time that we have together. Of course, I have told him that it will not end just because he is able to read.
JSL’s teachers are sending home short decoding books to work on fluency, decoding, and other early literacy skills that are important. Those books have been great to build his confidence, but he wants more. To help with this, I have been collecting all of our Level 1 early reader books from around the house. We have more than pictured above, but those are the ones I was able to find quickly.
Both of the boys adore picking out books and reading about their favorite characters. These days, you can find the leveled books for almost any Disney characters, PBS favorite, or Nick friend.
In addition to this, leveled readers are helping to get kids excited about learning new things. Level 1 books are available about people, place, and things. There are a lot of animal books from Scholastic for children that want to know more about animals like penguins, polar bears, and beyond.
DK Publishing has also expanded into early reading books for younger children. Now kids can learn about jobs, machines, and science. The books are filled with great details about the items and beautiful photos and illustrations that will keep young readers engaged.
These days, there are so many possibilities when looking for starter books to have your child read to you. You can explore new items or bring back some familiar faces that you may have read as a child. Head to a book store or shop online and you will be amazed with the selection available right now.
What early readers are your favorites? Please share what you have read recently. Be sure to link up to your book posts in the comments below. Include something you read on your own, with a child, or someone else. Tuesday Tales are all about spreading the love for books.