I love reading, picking up a book, dividing into another world. I enjoy all types of books both fiction, non-fiction. Because I want my children to have a love of reading as I do I have a huge selection of beginner books for them. They love looking a books, step one! Going to the library for us is like going to the candy store without the tummy ache later.
As my oldest is learning to read I’ve learned that the early readers aren’t necessarily early readers. Some books that I loved as a child, and my children love, are perfect for learning to read however, and just might help your early reader get on the right track.
Beginner Books for Kids
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- books of interest – topic (ie: Barbies, Heros)
- what time of day is your child most alert, but not too active
- reading level – if its too hard they’ll be discouraged and not want to try
Some of our favorite beginner books are:
Little Critter by Mercer Mayer We have the one pictured above plus quite a few more, including one that was Hubby’s as a child. These books tend to have smaller sentences and only one or two per page.
We don’t have as many of these books as I’d like. But we have a number of them. Hubby’s favorite is Hop on Pop. Which I’m planning on having Austin read tonight.
The Berenstain Bears book tend to be a little long with a lot words to read, but these I Can Read books are shortened versions of the popular books, one or two sentences per page, with larger print. With 12 different books in the set. There are also Berenstain Bears I Can Read level 1 books.
Personally we love these book sets, they have each have one book based on a specific sound. Really repetitive. They are also great for building confidence in reading for those who struggle. We have also found some more of these great I Can Read Books:
It’s not all about knowing the words in the book to read it, its also about understanding and taking it in while reading it. We sound through the sentence once, and then read through it to make sure we understand what is happening.
A fun way to make sure your child(ren) understand what the book was about is to draw a picture once finished. It could be a picture of any part of the book. Here we draw our favorite part.
What is your favorite children’s book?