Norah’s moving into Kindergarten!
For Reading during the next few months, we will use:
A Handbook for Reading
Bob’s Books Sets 1-5
Along the way, the book teaches sight words and spelling rules when they come up, such as “K comes before i, e and C comes before a, o and u.” Norah can’t actually apply these rules, but to me, it makes sense that she learn them along with phonics and be able to recite them at a time when she enjoys memorizing things. The rules will make sense to her soon enough and she will apply them as soon as she stars spelling words on her own.
For our beginner readers, we chose Bob Books, after looking into several publishers. Norah enjoys them and gets a sense of accomplishment from reading “a whole book” herself. We borrowed the first set from the library to make sure we liked them, then we purchased all five sets through Amazon.
I thought these books would be a wise investment. I know I will likely use the books again with Avril when she is old enough to read. The books are already up on the shelf where Norah doesn’t have access to them, so she can’t tear them up with constant use. I liked the idea of having these books on hand right when my children are ready for them and for convenience sake, not having to request the specific sets from the library, then wait till they come, then go get them and then get them back to the library before we may actually be done with them, etc.