Learning to Read is a BIG milestone. It is a wonderful sight to watch your child graduate from picture books to Early Readers books. But a bit of caution here!
Early Reading Skills are not as easy and take time to develop. Sometimes children take longer than usual to get started and this makes the process immensely frustrating for them. So much that at times they feel like quitting!
What really helps here is the support and encouragement of parents supplemented with the right books. Early reader books can make or break a child’s love for reading.
You need to be mindful about your child’s reading abilities and interests. After all, we want reading to be fun and self-motivated, not forced.
Here are a few Early Readers Books that can help your child get started with reading:
This Level 1 reading series have ample titles across different genres to find just the right one for your child. Their bright colorful illustrations coupled with easy sentence construction help children grasp the reading challenges with ease.
2. BOB Books
These are our favorite. They are immensely simple and take a step by step approach to reading. They have short and basic sentences with lot of repetitions on each page and the book length is just perfect for children starting to read.
A great series to practice reading. Penguin Young Readers Level 1 has simple, easy to understand language. The pictures are bright and contextual, making reading a pleasure.
An excellent reading resource authored by Julia Donaldson. This series helps children develop their reading skills with wonderful stories and fascinating rhymes. A great fun series for children learning to read.
Carefully crafted to meet the common core standards, this box set covers reading levels A to C. Thus, making it apt for children starting to read and those who have begun their reading explorations already.
This set supports early reading skills with synthetic phonics learning. Interesting stories with beautiful illustrations make this set stand out.
This set includes funny, engaging stories with bright colourful illustrations. Filled with sight words, the stories make practising sight words easy for children beginning to read.
This book set for early readers includes 25 short early reader books for kids. Each book is roughly 7 pages and packs in simple vocabulary and sight words. Illustrations support the text making reading easy for beginning readers.
Pete the Cat Phonics Fun set comes with 12 books that are easy to read and feature repeated examples of short and long vowel sounds along with common sight words.
It’s bright, colourful illustrations and short simple stories are perfect for children beginning to read.
This set of 12 books for early readers is a good choice in its category. It works on the phonic skills of young children learning to read and carefully introduce them to selected progression of letter sounds, high frequency words and challenge words.
All the above title are great for early readers. Some titles will be more appealing to your child than the rest. Try to select the titles that capture your child’s interest most.
To get your child started with understanding how the community or society works, you can explore Community Helpers Books for kids. These books are great in inculcating respect for our helpers who are real life, everyday superheroes.
Reading together as a family is another way to build kids’s interest in reading. Moreover, its a great way to foster bonding and love for each other.
Learning to read becomes easier when children are in love with their books. Another thing, do not force reading. Give your child time and be patient. Let them take the call!
Sooner than later, every non-reader is going to be a reader. It is an exciting part of your child’s development, make sure you both cherish the process.