You've prepared your child for reading refrigerator magnets down low and easy to reach; letter sounds taught. Your child can proudly spell his or her name. Perhaps he can identify the stop and open signs as you drive in your car. He or she is ready for the next step into reading.
Inside the colorful box, the bright red cover beckons. On the first page, the letters: M a t. Your child says the sounds: mmmmm, aaa, ttt. Then, faster: Mat. Your youngster has read his first word! Sam, sat and on complete the vocabulary, and suddenly your child can say, I read the whole book!This is the magic of Bob Books.
Even after many years of teaching, watching children make that giant first step into reading still thrills me. The pride in their eyes, their triumphant grasp of a difficult concept; the sudden understanding of how blending sounds into words creates reading. It s one of the best lifelong gifts you can give a child.
Bob Books were specifically designed to facilitate that ah-ha moment, when letters first turn into words. By slowly introducing new letter sounds, using consistency, repetition and stories that fit short attention spans your child will quickly find his or her own ah-ha moment.
We wish your young learner much success and happiness as he or she enters the great adventure of reading. --From the Author
Many early readers contain words that are too difficult for a child who has just learned the sounds of the alphabet. Not these books! Using only the letters M, A, T and S, children can read their first book. New letters are added gradually, until all letters of the alphabet have been introduced (except Q). Short vowels and three-letter words in simple sentences help kids build reading confidence. They love the stories and funny pictures, and can't wait to read them to everybody they know.