Books that complement the Language Curriculum

images-100Introduce books once a child is working on the pink and blue phonetic language materials and Farm 1.

When a child is able to string 2 or 3 sounds together such as a and t to make at, or c, a and t to make cat,




images-98or phonetic words with more letters,

you can begin to offer and introduce them to these books that are phonetic and complement what they are experiencing.




Reading an actual book is very empowering.

To encourage reading be careful that you do not offer anything that is too difficult and make sure the book you chose to offer is phonetic.

If a child has not worked on Farm I yet, teach the sight word you may come across at this stage by saying  “that says ‘the’ ” and move on. A child will very quickly pick up a few sight words because of context.

Bob books have simple illustrations.

Bob Books.

images-90Set One: Inside the box you’ll find:

12 easy-to-read books, 12 pages each

All two and three letter words
Can be “sounded out” (phonics based)
A few new letters introduced in each book
Limited sight words
7 to 20 words per book

images-93Set Two: be careful that you only chose phonetic books to offer a child reading at this level.

In Set Two, watch out for books like Bow Wow, which is not phonetic, take it out and wait until the child is working on the Green Materials (Phonograms) before they attempt this book.

Set Two:

12 easy-to-read books, 16 pages each
Mostly two and three letter words (C-V-C words)
Can be “sounded out” (phonics based)
Limited sight words
20 to 30 words per book.

Age 3 and above.

Empower the Child.

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