S4U Home Top - Sep
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Default Early readers to reinforce Alpha-Phonics for little girls?

    We’re using Alpha-Phonics and it’s going well, but we haven’t found any readers or books that she likes. We’ve used the Alpha-Phonics readers but she doesn’t think those are “real books” so we tried BOB books because everyone seems to love those and she hated those too.
    I would love if they corresponded with Alpha-Phonics but I'm sure that's asking too much.

    Any ideas?

  2. T4L In Forum Sep
  3. #2
    Senior Member Arrived TFZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    1,566
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Idk the order of your program, but we started with Progressive Phonics - free printables online and Hooked on Phonics. Progressive Phonics you read together; the stories and poems are cute and funny but def for the very young. HoP has readers and comic book type stories with it. Check your library. Also look for Level 1 or Level A books in whatever she is interested in. We found a few stories in the EZ reader section, but non-fiction was more interesting. Those readers will be organized by topic with the rest of the kid non-fiction.

    You could also check out some Rebus readers. There are all kinds, just google "printable rebus books" and you'll find a lot. They're the books that you read together - you read most of the sentence and she reads the pictures. You can find some of these at your library, too. We did a few character ones - I'm remembering a Dora one in particular, but I'm sure there are many others.

    If you haven't yet, try Starfall online. There is a free version. We sprung for the paid because (now) all three of mine play it at their varying levels. Leapfrog on Netflix was great as well as SuperWhy for letter recognition and practice with sounds.
    I'm a homeschooling enthusiast excited to start an epic 1st grade-ish year with DD4 and DD2 tagging along. My homeschool superpower is ferreting out secular science resources.

    My site is somerandomlady.com and these are curriculum choices..

  4. #3
    Senior Member Arrived Elly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    1,107

    Default

    Have you tried your library? Our old library had a huge set of early readers and the librarians were great at picking things out

    Elly
    4th year of homeschooling DS, now 9!

  5. #4

    Default

    Nora Gaydos made quite a few of early readers that (to me) looked better than BOB books.

    Also, just fyi, there are kids who do not go through readers at all because they hate-them/find-them-boring/not-a-real-book etc etc ,and they end up reading just fine. You can just point out words/phrases/sentences to read in whatever you are reading to them and skip the whole early-reader-scene altogether.
    mom to 3 girls: DD9, DD8, DD5

  6. #5
    Senior Member Enlightened JenWrites's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    186

    Default

    I second the Gaydos books. We just finished the pre-ETC program (Get Ready, Get Set, Go for the Code) and started Explode the Code 1 this week, and we use the beginner Gaydos books alongside it.
    Kali: 5/03
    J.C.: 8/11
    Homeschooling since: 6/12

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Infographics
About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

Join us
Early readers to reinforce Alpha-Phonics for little girls?