Do you remember when you were a beginner reader? Well, many researchers speculate our earliest memories to be between ages 2-8. However, most favour anything from 7, which is the age that most beginner readers or early reader start reading. So, many of us can remember when we started reading and fascinated by everything we saw in writing — stopping to decode each letter, each word. There is usually a wild desire to learn more, and it is our duty as parents to support such a passion for our children.
As parents, we celebrate every step and milestone our babies make. And one of the biggest ones is when they start reading. It is a beautiful feeling in a child's world that we do not want to mess around with their desire to learn. We want to encourage them to continue this lifelong path. How? By providing them with the resources to read. By taking them to the library, swapping books with family and friends, checking discount book sites and of course buying books as presents.
If you are a young parent, it is always daunting as there a ton of books in that genre. However, many of these books have been a long-time favourite for many kids. And it won't hurt to stick with these books that have stood the test of time. However, there are new entries that you should include as well.
Before delving into the popular books, let us understand the following about these early readers:
Early reader books are books that a child can read on their own. They employ a combination of pictures and simple everyday words a child that young would have come across in their daily conversations. Books are usually levelled depending on ability, and the earliest levels may contain one-syllable words and next-level build on those syllables. They may, at times, introduce less familiar words and explain them to help children build on their vocabulary as well. They are usually short stories that range between 30 and 60 pages.
A book takes us to places when we cannot travel. It has been a difficult one year and many of us including children may not be able to go out as we would want. But a beautiful book takes us to many places. Keep reading. Sign up for the newsletter and get more books to read.