Preschool and Kindergarten Learning How to Read Parent Curriculum SuggestionsCherilyn Ashley
Learning how to read is hard work, it does not happen overnight, and it involves effort on your part and your child. Most children start to read between the ages of three and five years old. When they start to read; words and letters look like a foreign language full of lines and squiggles. Trying to explain to your child how these lines and squiggles make letters and patterns is harder than it looks. Therefore, we would like to recommend to parents with beginning readers some good beginning reading books. These books are designed specifically for your child that has never read before. These books break short letter words down phonetically which teaches your child the process needed to sound out and pronounce words. They also utilize cute, stories that your child will love to hear. Most of these sets are available at most Target and Walmart store locations and on Amazon.com.
- Bob Books, set 1: Beginning Readers.
This is my favorite beginning reading book. These books will teach your child the basics of sounding out words and with repetition your child will finish their first book. Also, if you complete the full set, your child will have read words from every letter of the alphabet, except “Q”.
- Pete the Cat 12-Book Phonics Fun!
If you like Pete the Cat, then you should love this set. It is designed for kids ages 3 to 6 and features 12 illustrated stories. Your child will learn through these sets how to sound out words, learn the reading basics and be motivated by Pete the Cat.
- First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A
This pack contains 25 stories that are designed to keep your child engaged. The books utilize repetition to assist your child in learning new words. The stories only contain one line of text per page, so you child will not feel overwhelmed. It also comes with a parent guide to help you through your child’s reading process.
Through our specialized, individualized reading program we can assist your child in learning how to read and have academic success. Please give any Tutoring Excellence center a call today to find out more about our Soon-To-Be Reader program or ask any questions.