”This book series is invaluable for struggling readers. It provides needed repetition of beginning words, colorful illustrations, and the opportunity to practice writing skills.”-Kathy Slater, Special Education Teacher
Build confidence in beginning readers—especially reluctant ones—with award-winning Budding Reader eBooks.
Arguably the easiest learn-to-read book series on the market, this phonics series uses an innovative, research-based format to ease children into reading. Previewing a book dramatically improves reading comprehension, so Book 1 is a wordless picture book. Repetition aids brain development, so Books 2-10 retell the story with a gradually expanding vocabulary.
The first set in the Budding Reader series, Cat and Rat, introduces the short “a” vowel sound and 11 simple words (and, at, can, cat, look, rat, see, stop, that, the, you) over the course of 10 books. In total, the series introduces more than 60 simple words including dozens of common sight words.
Bonus Freebies: Learning is reinforced with companion writing worksheets while the Budding Reader parent guide provides tips and tricks for making reading easier and more fun for new readers.
Budding Reader eBooks were developed in consultation with Cecilia Minden, Ph.D., the former Director of Language and Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They were illustrated by artist, Doug Oglesby, winner of one Emmy, five Emmy nominations, and three international awards from the Broadcast Designers Association.
•Set 1: Cat and Rat (Short a; 11 words)
•Set 2: Wit and Kit (Short i; 17 words)
•Set 3: Bugs (Short u; 18 words)
•Set 4: Hop! (Short o; 18 words)
•Set 5: Hens (Short e; 22 words)
For every eBook set sold, Budding Reader donates one to a child in need. One for You. One for the World. A Better World with Every Purchase.
Gold Mom’s Choice Award Winner: The Mom’s Choice Awards has named Cat and Rat among the very best in family-friendly media, products and services.
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