Bears…Who doesn’t like bears? I think of a stuffed Teddy Bear, Smokey the Bear, and even Ben, the bear on Grizzly Adams. Well, Leveled Reader has books about a multitude of lovable bears. Even one called “Big Brown Bear.”
Mind you, the bears in “Big Brown Bear” are not like the brown bears photographed by Scott Cromwell Solent recently grappling then wandering off to catch salmon together in Alaska.
No, the bears in “Big Brown Bear” end up finding out that balls, bats, bikes, and paint mix with hilarious results. Young readers are encouraged by the playful rhythms, repeated phrases, strong spoken language patterns and creative story. It also includes enrichment activities at the end of the story. [Age Level: 4-6 years. Grade Level: Pre-School to K. Leveled Group: A-B.]
And what about the bears in the other bear stories? You might select books about Goldilocks, Goldilocks with Chicken Pox, a snoring bear, a princess and a white bear, or…..well, check them out for yourself as excellent options for you and your child as you select leveled books and other books and book sets to supplement your child’s reading program.
After reading these great bear stories, you can relate them back to historic bears, companion bears, amazing bear stories, television bears, or even bears in the news today. Or, simply relish in the time spent with your child reading or being read to: never time wasted.
Quote: “Reading to kids is to ordinary reading what jazz is to a string quartet.” Sean Wilentz.