Now that school is well underway and the kids are settled into their routines, parents and teachers both have a sense of where children are in reading levels and abilities. Whether you are a fan of phonics or whole language, one activity everyone can agree on is that reading with children is what truly makes a difference in ability and enthusiasm.
Even reluctant readers enjoy clever and fun stories with new and familiar characters. And if you need more encouragement for your child, there are lots of resources for ideas and support. Simon and Schuster’s Ready-to-Read series has an accompanying website with printable stars and activities, as well as tips for reluctant readers. Their books include familiar characters from television shows, but our favorites are the books with characters from children’s books or entirely new stories. The suggested age for the Pre-Level One books is 3-5, and its focus is shared reading and simple words. By the time we reach Level Three, the focus is on independent reading with challenging vocabulary and more complex story and character development.
We have a set of Ready-to-Read books, ranging from Pre-Level One to Level Two, to giveaway to one lucky reader, thanks to the generosity of Simon and Schuster.
To enter, keep reading…
In comments, tell us one of the first stories you remember reading as a child. (If that’s too far off, how about a favorite story you have now?) One person who replies to this post by 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 will be chosen at random to receive the set of Ready-to-Read books from Simon & Schuster. Please post only once.
No purchase necessary. Starts Monday, December 5 , 2011, 12 pm EST and ends Tuesday, December 6 , 2011 at 11:59 p.m. Open to U.S. residents ages 16 years and older. Void where prohibited.