Monday, April 21, 2008
hop on pop
I just have to brag about our little reader -- M's 3/4 of the way through his learning-to-read book and yesterday he found some beginning reader books I had bought in the US. He read me all of Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss. If you need some early reading books at your house, this is by far the easiest Dr Seuss book, but it still includes all the basic phonics rules and sight words -- M did a really great job, even reading words like "night" that he hasn't learned about yet. (Yay for context). It also repeats most of the words, so you get extra reinforcement. Down side? Like all Dr Seuss books, it's a bit long for a beginning reader. M has an exceptionably long attention span, and he was definitely flagging by the end. For more modern beginning readers, we like the Green Light Reader series -- they're very short and have cute pictures. Anybody else have suggestions?