Last week we finished reading The Classic Storybook Bible. I really felt that my 4 year old learned a lot from these stories. No, not all stories were included, but it is very well-written, by Kenneth Taylor. I definitely recommend it! (We're now reading the Jesus Story Book Bible which is also excellent...and all stories point to Jesus! This is our first time reading it straight through, though we've read most of it here and there.)
M seems to be reading a lot more on her own. She's willing to read words and some sentences to us from books, though she doesn't want to read BOB Books to me right now. (I think she doesn't want the responsibility of having to read the entire book on her own.) I'm sharing here about some books that she was able to help read...but please don't think I'm just sharing to brag, though I'm very pleased and surprised.
From the library, I have been amazed at how much she can read from Go, Dog. Go! (this may be familiar because of school though) and a Sesame Street book called It's Not Easy Being Big. She is somehow reading long vowel words, though some are words that are familiar from other books, and memorized instead of sounded out. She seriously read the whole book of Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep to herself (I was in the kitchen) until she got to the end where she couldn't read the word "checkers." Granted, the book is extremely repetitive, and the pictures help with the animal names. I am loving the simple words of Mo Willems and his ability to create a fabulous story that is another great beginning reader book (though some are more complicated, too). As much as I write about Willems, we need to get some of these books for our own library!
The great thing about all of the easy readers above is that our 2 year old is just as interested in them as our 4 year old!
To see what others are reading check out Read Aloud Thursday and What My Child Is Reading.
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