Don’t let “spring fever” make your child lose interest in books. Literacy is not a seasonal activity. Show the kids you care about how to keep spring in their hearts all year long with stories that reflect this great time of year.
When I think of Spring, cool breezes on sunny days come to mind. And wild flowers along the road, lambs, calves, foals: baby animals. There is a feeling of wonderment.
I think of how we, as teachers and parents, can share some of that wonderment with the children who can’t get out to see those baby animals and all the newness happening…and that brings me to books. There are some lovely books available at Leveled Reader.
One look at the full-color, bright cheery photographs in Petting Zoo and the reader will feel like they are on the farm! And, better still, they will be motivated to read more with this fun book. Petting Zoo is great for readers just starting out and yet high interest enough for readers with a little experience. The recommended grade level is pre-school to first grade, leveled group A-B, and age level 4-6 years.
Remember, if you aren’t sure what level your child might be at, there is a handy chart to guide you in your selection of books to supplement the school curriculum.
As I think about, the book About the Seasons We Both Read, is a wonderful book, too. This is a captivating non-fiction story about changes in weather and the habits of animals during the seasons. It is filled with fun facts, a great storyline and intriguing pictures. The recommended grade level is K-1, leveled group E-F, and age level 5-7 years.
With Spring, we tend to want to stay outdoors more, but remember that reading is an easy way to develop language skills, writing skills, vocabulary skills, word comprehension, and good study habits. Setting aside just a few minutes every day is so important to your child’s success now and later.