Monday, July 6, 2015
Budding Reader eBooks
Today I am spotlighting early readers. I was asked to review these budding readers and thought they were a great idea for children, so I hope that they will help other parents out there teaching their children to read. The interesting thing is that they are e-books, so your child can look at them while you are on the go.
Using research-based best practices identified by the National Reading Panel, each of the five Budding Reader eBook sets (one for each short vowel sound) tells an original story over the course of ten books. Previewing a book dramatically improves reading comprehension, so Book 1 in each set is a wordless picture book which introduces the story through colorful illustrations. Repetition aids brain development, so the story is retold in Books 2 - 10 with an ever-expanding vocabulary. By repeating words and gradually adding new ones, Budding Reader eBooks help new readers (even reluctant ones) experience success from the very start.
In total, the Budding Reader eBook series introduces more than 60 simple words including dozens of common sight words. Budding Reader eBooks are supplemented by companion worksheets and a parent guide with tips for working with new readers (both available free from buddingreader.com).
Every Budding Reader eBook set has won Gold in the Mom’s Choice Awards for being among the very best in family-friendly media, products and services:
• Set 1: Cat and Rat (Short a; 11 words)
• Set 2: Wit and Kit (Short i; 17 words)
• Set 3: Bugs (Short u; 18 words)
• Set 4: Hop! (Short o; 18 words)
• Set 5: Hens (Short e; 22 words)
For every eBook set sold, Budding Reader donates one to a child in need. One for You. One for the World. A Better World with Every Purchase.