Children become readers in the laps of their parents.
Truer words were never spoken. If we want our children to become voracious readers, then we must first read to them, and then with them. Never underestimate the power of a good book – a good story on your children. But to start off children need stories that are short, simple and easy to remember. Harper Collins’ I Can Read Books is a great way to introduce your child to reading.
The Biscuit series about an adventurous cat by Alyssa Satin Capucilli is quite popular among parents for kids who are just learning their words.
- Biscuit Loves the Library,
- Biscuit Wins a Prize,
- Biscuit Takes a Walk
Besides the Biscuit series, the Otter series, Duck Duck Dinosaur, and Scat Cat are sure to delight your emergent readers. Once you’ve cultivated the habit of reading in your kiddo, time to get him/her to begin reading on their own.
Harper Collins I Can Read Books Level 1
Level 1 is good for preschoolers who are just beginning to sound out simple words and sentences. Danny and the Dinosaur, is a great book with words that your kiddo would already be familiar with. Most Level 1 books are filled with animal characters that have wonderful adventures children are able to relate to! Some new words here and there pose a challenge that keeps things interesting. Other favorite characters at this level are Berenstain Bears, and Pinkalicious.
Harper Collins I Can Read Books Level 2
Level 2 has more engaging stories, slightly longer sentences, and language play for readers who still need help. Level 2 books are for readers who are slowly becoming confident, but still need some help. Books like Thomas Edison: Lighting the Way, Frog and Toad Are Friends, My Weird School: Talent Show Mix-Up and Amelia Bedelia titles include more complex storylines.
New words, challenging words and longer sentences, and more challenging words make for enjoyable reading time. Some mystery stories, like Plants vs. Zombies; Save Your Brains! and Justice League Classic: I Am the Flash, are a great way to introduce your child to complex storytelling.
Harper Collins I Can Read Books Level 3
Level 3 books contain more complex plots, high-interest topics and a richer vocabulary for the independent reader. To encourage the independent reader, Level 3 books include many fun subjects that kids love to read about on their own. Fictional books with a tinge of history like The Drinking Gourd and Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express begin to challenge kids at this level. Friendship, adventure, and science are the major themes that children can relate to. Clara and the Bookwagon and Dust for Dinner are great rustic reads to familiarize children with what life on a farm would be like.
Children of all ages can be introduced to the pleasures of readings. In today’s screen focused world, a book is a great way to take a pause with your kiddo and make some precious memories. The I Can Read Subscription program will send you three books every month so that you don’t have to scramble for new reading material every month. You can easily choose which level works for your child using the sample chapters provided.
What books do you and your kiddo enjoy reading together? Do you read only at bedtime or anytime during the day? What are some of your child’s favorite reads? Do share with me in the comments below!!