Read It Yourself
Another great series! When you have worked through the Peter and Jane series then it`s time for a change. Not just reading practice now, but real stories!
Now, the reason I like this series is the simplicity. In the two that we have (the above and the ugly duckling), the story is built around a repetitive structure. It uses roughly the same phrase on each page which makes it so much easier to read for the beginner. There is also the feeling of having experienced a challenge for the reader as new words are found on each page, with the most difficult being often repeated.
The stories are the old classics like ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and also ( I have just discovered) a mixture of new titles based on my daughter`s favourite TV shows such as Charlie and Lola. They are likely to provide the interest that will get her picking up the books by herself. This (of course) is my dream and ultimate goal, and I am very happy to have found a series that will help me achieve it.
On a slightly different note I wanted to mention that I have been posting less than usual recently due to a career change that takes me to very interesting places, often for extended periods. This is another post in the making, but I do hope that the new read it yourself books that I am about to order will get picked up by the sprog during those times when I am not there to prompt. However busy, I will continue to write this blog and would love the feedback and any suggestions you have for books and activities.