Advanced search

Books to read but NOT school scheme books (R/Y1)

(13 Posts)
Pitchounette Tue 14-Jul-09 10:52:22

Message withdrawn

misshardbroom Tue 14-Jul-09 11:27:00

I've just been to the library and borrowed a whole load of Usborne Young Readers for my DD who is the same age.

There's several different levels, some of which she can read and some I've been reading to her, but I rather like them!

throckenholt Tue 14-Jul-09 11:30:41

not quite sure what level 6 is (should do because I have a Y1 too) - but my 6 year olds like reading kipper books, the gruffalo, fix it duck - that sort of book. Really any of the picture books you can get from the library are worth a try.

mankyscotslass Tue 14-Jul-09 11:34:24

Agree with the library trip, we go once a week and let them pick.

Pitchounette Tue 14-Jul-09 12:44:33

Message withdrawn

misshardbroom Tue 14-Jul-09 12:52:00

in our library, there's a huge section called 'Ready to Read'. It's a bit pot luck about what levels are in there and they're not sorted by level (annoyingly), but the librarian should be able to help.

Pitchounette Tue 14-Jul-09 13:33:40

Message withdrawn

EustaciaVye Tue 14-Jul-09 13:35:50

Ladybird and Leapfrog (Ithink) have a section in the learning to read bit of the library.

McDreamy Tue 14-Jul-09 13:38:10

We have started reading the Dirty Bertie and the Worst Witch series. DD is Y1 level 6/7 too. The books are too much to read on her own but we read them together. I do a page, she does a page and if she gets fed up I carry on. She has responded really well and loves the idea she is reading a "proper" book wink

Fennel Tue 14-Jul-09 13:44:58

Dr Seuss and the ladybird early reader series (traditional fairy tales, gingerbread man, billy goats gruff) worked well for my dds at this stage.
And then the dreaded Horrid Henry is about the first chapter book either of them read. Simple and short and very appealing to the average 5 year old. And then a load of Corgi early readers.

Madsometimes Tue 14-Jul-09 13:55:44

I agree with Mc Dreamy, many of the books from the library are a bit much for a child to read entirely on their own. However, if you read them together, then you just pick up on the tricky bits and let your dc do the simpler bits. They will get real pleasure out of reading a proper book, even if it is with lots of help.

throckenholt Tue 14-Jul-09 14:06:57

if you pick ones they are familiar with then they know much of it already so "reading" it isn't too tricky and it really boosts their confidence and encourages them to believe they can read other books not just the ones they are given at school.

Pitchounette Tue 14-Jul-09 14:53:35

Message withdrawn

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now