Saturday, August 14, 2010

Beginning Readers, Bob Books, and a Giveaway

This giveaway is closed.

When Sam was in pre-k I bought her Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers.  This set of little readers came in a cute little box, and she loved it.  Selecting a book from the box, reading it, and putting it back inside made her feel like a "big girl".  It also made her a reader.

I like this particular set, as well.  It is absolutely perfect for children who recognize the letters of the alphabet and and are beginning to pick up on some letter sounds.  The first story consists of only four letters, which makes it super simple for beginning readers to read the entire first book all by themselves.  Throughout the set,  new sounds are gradually added, until young readers have read books with all of the letters of the alphabet.

Bob Books has recently released two new sets of readers which focus on learning and practicing sight words.  Sight words are words that are recognized by sight rather than sounded out, in order to achieve reading fluency.  They are the most frequently used words in the English language, and are often unable to be read phonetically.  Bob Books Sight Words  features the top sight words in two sets - one for kindergarten and one for first grade.  This allows parents and children to read, learn, and practice easily and enjoyably.

Each Sight Words box includes 10 original books, 30 flashcards, and a parent guide.  Soon your child will be saying, "I read the whole book!'

The fun part ~ Scholastic Books is offering TWO lucky readers a Bob Books Back to School Pack, which includes a Bob Books lunchbox, Bob Books Sight Words Set for Kindergarten, and Bob Books Sight Words Set for First Grade.  The giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only.

To enter ~ Leave me a comment telling me something your remember about how you were taught to read.

The two winners will be randomly selected on August 28 and contacted by email.  They will have 3 days to respond with their mailing info. 

Good Luck!