About the Series
The Little Book Lovers’ picture books are meant for children who are just starting to read. Other similar books are Penguin’s Step in Reading Series and Usborne’s Phonic Readers. Main features of the Little Book Lovers’ Reading series are:
- The books are FUN to read.
- They are written in line with early language learning theory.
- They are 100% Indian, so the context is relatable.
How Does it Work (click to expand)
Reading fluently and confidently is a major early childhood developmental goal. Children have to learn to (a) Recognise symbols as letters and words; (b) Scan their memory to attach a meaning to words; (c) Interpret the grammar of a set of words written together (sentences); (d) Comprehend the meaning of what’s being said.
At this age, children learn by recognising patterns and the Little Book Lovers’ books use this as an anchor. The story is told in auditory patterns, i.e. rhythm. The sentences are in rhyme and are positioned in the same place on each page, which offers predictability. Also, at this age, everything seems new, and potentially confusing. In order to limit the newness in each book, the stories are set in the Indian context, and the pictures correspond to the text. The words used are largely from the relevant Fry sight word lists. Activities are provided at the end of each book to continue the learning after the story is over.
All books in this series are told as stories first and then written as books, so they lend themselves very well to storytelling, whether at home or in the classroom.
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