A Systematic And Interesting Introduction To Reading:
- The BEST Early Reading Materials introduce children to reading using a carefully guided reading method.
- Based on an educationally proven phonetic approach to reading, and incorporating tactile/visual as well as aural/oral methods, they are designed to enable children to become highly competent at word building as they embark on learning to read.
- The BEST Early Reading Materials use color coding which permits step-by-step progress while assisting the teacher in monitoring progress.
- The BEST Early Reading Materials contain the following:
Tactile Letters – The child’s learning of the tactile letters is reinforced using a visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic approach. The child sees, hears, and says the sounds and touches and forms the letters.Materials: A set of 26 lower case alphabet letters mounted on wood using a continuous stroke (D’Nealian). The consonants are pink, the vowels blue.
Price: Tactile Letters – $90.00 Tactile Letter Box – $25.00
Moveable Alphabet – Once children have learned the sounds of the letters, they can now build words. Children match these words to objects and pictures from the Word Building Kit (see below).
Materials: Letters are made of 2 inch vinyl or 3 inch sturdy cardboard and come in a compartmented wooden box.
Price: Either 2″ or 3″ Movable Alphabet – $100.00 (including wooden box)
Mini-Booklets – These booklets are used in 3 ways: as pre-reading picture/word matching, in using the whole language approach (sight reading) to teach reading, and (after completing the phonetic pre-reading materials), as mini readers.
Materials: 10 printed perforated word sheets with accompanying outline pictures (which can be colored) are designed to be compiled into 18 mini-booklets.
Price: Mini-Booklets – $25.00
Materials: A teacher’s manual, quality miniature objects, and picture cards.
Attention: The BEST Word Building Kit contains small objects and is therefore not recommended for children under four and a half years old.
Price: Word Building Kit – $125.00
|Words for Word Building Kit|
Words for Word Building Kit – After using the Word Building Kit with the Moveable Alphabet, these word cards can be used with the objects and pictures for a first reading experience. They are color coded and match in size the pictures from the Word Building Kit.
Materials: 68 cards, laminated for durability.
Price: Words for Word Building Kit – $15.00