These simple phonemic awareness "learn to read" books are taking over my house. :D
(HUGE thanks to Cari from Bookscoops for introducing us to them!!)
I don't have a picture, but the first set is a bright red/pink color and there's also an orange set and a yellow set... and it seems they're out of print. So you'll have to check with your library! :D
Anyway-- Boo has been working through these... we're on book 5. Really we could be a lot further, but with potty training Mommy hasn't been too focused on such things. Go figure.
The books are simple, with repetitive text that focuses on the same words, adding only one or two new words per book. They've been a great solution to the "how do we teach reading?" question at our house.
Granted, we have to be careful-- Boo is a memorizer.... so there's always the chance that she's just memorized the book. To combat this, we write out the words out of context to make sure she recognizes them still.
The funny thing? Mister wants desperately to read now too. He wants to pass off the books and made Daddy help him "read" several of them the other day. :D
What prompted this sudden reading explosion? Well, we went with Cari and her daughter to the library a few weeks ago and Boo watched while her friend read a book to Elliot, a labradoodle (however you spell that). That's right, the library here has a program where you can come read to a dog. (They use therapy dogs from the local children's hospital, I think.)
And let me tell you, to Boo this was a VERY cool idea. And she wanted to do it too. So she suddenly had great motivation to learn to read. :D
I couldn't pass that up-- we signed up for March. We get to read to Rusty in just a couple of weeks. Hopefully I get to go... if I go into labor before the 13th, Daddy or Grandma will have to take her. Whatever happens, I'll post about how it goes... :D