Do you have a beginning reader in your family? There are tons of great books out there to help your reader get the head start they need. These will all make great additions to your growing home library, storytimes, and they all make great gifts!
Check out these 10 books that are perfect for beginning readers.
1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst Illustrated by Ray Cruz
2. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
3. Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss
4. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
5. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
6. I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems
7. Kipper’s Birthday by Mick Inkpen
8. Lucy the Dinosaur: Playtime Fun by Joey Ahlbum
9. Crazy Town Upside Down: An Alphabet Book by Vanessa Rouse
10. If Chocolate Were Purple by Jen Barton
Now that you have a great list of books for your beginner reader, you may want some ideas on how to get your child to read these books.
Check out these suggestions for the perfect books for beginning readers!
1. Read frequently. When it comes to your beginner reader, make sure you read frequently with him or her. Set aside time each night to accomplish this goal.
2. Ask questions about the book. After your child is done reading the book, make sure you ask about it. Some of these beginning reader books have questions at the end of the book that are perfect for comprehension. If the book doesn’t have questions, you can ask basic questions like—What happened in the story? Who are the main characters?
3. Ask your child what books they like. Think about the preferences you have in the books you read. Beginner readers will eventually have preferences too. Don’t be afraid to ask them what kind of books they enjoy reading.
4. Let them pick out books to read. Beginner readers love making choices in the type of books they get to read. Let your child pick out the books they want to read, so they have more of an interest in what they’re reading.
5. Don’t give up. Beginning readers need time to adjust to reading. They will slowly over time be able to read more and more. A great suggestion is to not give up! There will be nights of frustration when it comes to reading, but your little reader will eventually get it.
What are some tips you have for beginner readers?
What are your favorite books for beginner readers?
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