Top 3 First Readers 2016

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I love teaching my kids to read and its so easy today with all the wonderful books available –  here are our top 3 favorite books to read:

Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read)

Pete the Cat, coolest kitty ever, is ready for another adventure!

In Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach, Pete is spending the day at the seashore. He has fun collecting shells and building a sand castle. But the beach is very hot. There is a whole ocean for Pete to cool off in, but it looks scary. Pete’s brother, Bob, offers to teach Pete to surf. Will that be enough to help Pete get over his fear of the water?

Pete at the Beach is a My First I Can Read book. It is designed to excite and engage beginning readers. Reading aloud to a child is the first step to helping a kid become a great reader. Read More…


Scholastic Reader Level 1: Silly Milly

A Level 1 easy reader with a great title, great game, and great illustrator!

This delightful, rhyming easy reader is one big riddle. Miss Milly likes green but not red, butter but not bread, seeds but not flowers, and umbrellas but not showers.

Readers are invited to guess why Miss Milly likes what she does. The answer? She likes double letters!

Whacky illustrations by Nadine Bernard Westcott will make this an easy-to-read favorite!

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I Like Bugs (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1)

Black Bugs. Green Bugs. Fat Bugs. Buggy Bugs. I like bugs! This rhyming ode to insects was originally published in The Friendly Book.

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Most children’s books are categorized according to difficulty . The books mentioned on this page are for preschool – kindergarten children. Children learning to read for the first time. LEVEL 1 category.

Ages vary because we all learn at different stages in our lives. Our son had difficulty learning to read and therefore he was reading these books at 5-6 years old.

Our daughter who was able to read earlier was reading these books at 4 – 5 years old.

So don’t be bothered by age as long as you are introducing your child/children to reading then you are giving them the best gift ever.

Let them read with you, even if they get it wrong doesn’t matter. Encourage them to help you read the book no matter what. Looking at the pictures and reading with each other your child/children will learn to read.