August 1, 2011
Written by Contributing Writer, Sarah Farthing
Back to School season is here and there’s no better time to brush up on reading skills than those last few weeks of summer so your little ones can hit the ground running when they step into the classroom. The Now I’m Reading series by Nora Gaydos is a wonderful collection of 10 page books that are perfect for beginning and developing readers. This author has managed to come up with funny, engaging and memorable stories that young children are not only able to learn to read, but want to learn to read!
The illustrations are bright and silly, right in line with any 4 or 5 year old I’ve ever met! The books actually start at a pre-reading level, then advance to Level 1 for children just learning to read and there are levels beyond that to keep up with your child’s reading progress.
Literally everything about these sets has been just right for us, from the length of the books, the fun in the stories, the reward stickers and the questions at the end of each story that promote and develop reading comprehension.
Nora Gaydos also writes a blog that is full of ideas, tips and suggestions, which you just can’t get too much of when you’re raising a reader!
These books are worth the investment (which is minimal!); when the time is right for your child, buy them!
And you can WIN a set for your adorable!
One lucky, lucky winner can win a Now I’m Reading set of your choice simply by leaving a comment by Tuesday, August 9th. I’ll choose the winner using Random.org and announce it on Wednesday.
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