Teaching your child to read may seem a daunting task, but just as you taught your child to walk and talk, you can absolutely teach your child this wonderful and necessary skill. Here are the resources we have found most effective in supporting our budding readers. Please leave your own recommendations in the comments as well!
Designed by master teacher Bobby Lynn Maslen, BOB books are one of the most popular resources for early reading and a wonderful addition to your home library. These short, simple stories help new readers by introducing only a few new sounds in each book. Young readers feel comfortable and confident as they gradually build their vocabulary and fluency through the repetition of sounds, sight words, and familiar characters.
Preschool Prep Series
We discovered the Preschool Prep Series through our local library. Their phonics and sight words DVDs have been especially impactful for our kids. They provide a very simple, streamlined approach to introducing letter sounds, digraphs, blends, and sight words.