Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sounds Like Reading series...

Teaching children to read is one of the most joyous things in life, at least in my own opinion, but it can also be a difficult task. Elementary school teachers seem to have that special knack for getting kids to connect with letters, words, and sounds, that a lot of parents just don't seem to have! With this new series from Lerner, "Sounds Like Reading," parents and homeschooling parents have a new, fun tool to help work on reading with their kids, in a manner that's fun and helps the child to feel like he or she is really accomplishing something, rather than "working."

There are 8 books in the series, each devoted to a different part of words and word sounds. Everything from inflection and long vowel sounds, to r-controlled vowels and short vowel are included in story-book type titles, all by Brian P. Cleary and illustrator Jason Miskimins. My favorite, The Peaches on the Beaches, deals with inflectional endings and is just so cute!

A little mouse with glasses (that I kindly nicknamed Edgar...the poor mouse needed a name) pops up on different pages throughout the books and encourages the reader to complete help him find three words that sound alike. Another little bonus that makes the books more fun than work.

A great series for librarians to have on their shelves, as well as an awesome asset to a homeschooling parent's curriculum. The Sounds Like Reading series introduces a fun and educational way to work on reading skills.

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book covers above to link to Amazon. Lerner also has the full set available at their website.

1 comment:

Kylee said...

I'm excited to read these books and to find your blog. We run a site that combines children's books with activities to do as a family. It will be great to read your suggestions for children's books.