Monday, July 5, 2010

Giveaway, Summer Newsletter & Very First Reading Program

Hi Friends of Literacy!

I thought I'd share the New Usborne Books newsletter for this quarter.  Don't miss the kid's contests, the giveaway and the new book announcement (I'll be sharing more about the new Kane Miller books coming out this month in the next week or two), fun ideas for car trips with preschoolers and more!

Enter the drawing and receive a FREE copy of The Very First Reading Program article explaining the new program and find lots more valuable advice and ideas, suitable for children from birth to 11 years old.  Leave a comment here after you enter the drawing from the website and once I see your name in the drawing I will email you your FREE article.

The Usborne Very First Reading Series - Review

Usborne Books is releasing a wonderful NEW Beginning Readers set of books later this month.  Available as a complete set of 15 books for children who are just beginning to learn to read.  It offers th appeal of imaginative rhyming stories and irresistible illustrations.  The support of a well-researched framework and the enjoyment of shared reading with an adult.

Just starting out - Books 1-7:
In the first seven books, adult and child take turns reading with the child's share becoming gradually more challenging in each book.  These books cover material that is normally taught during a child's first year of school.

Be sure to give your child time to progress from one book to the next.  Re-reading helps to build a child's confidence and fluency.

Books 1-7 are: Pirate Pat; The Dress Up Box; A Bus for Miss Moss; Dog Diary; Grizzly Bear Rock; The Queen Makes a Scene and Stop That Cow!

Find Out More:
Usborne's Very First Reading is based on the principles of synthetic phonics and has been developed to tie in with Letters and Sounds, the UK Government program used in thousands of primary schools. 

Reading is both the key to success at school and the source of a lifetime's pleasure.  The Usborne Very First Reading program helps children to develop the skills and motivation they need to read with confidence and enjoyment.

Growing in confidence, Books 8-15
Starting with Book 8, the child reads the whole story with the adult providing help and support if needed.  These books explore material that is often taught during a child's second or even the third year of school.

Books 8-15 are: Moon Zoom; Run, Rabbit, Run!; Late Night at the Zoo; Wild School; The Circus Under the Sea; The Monster Diner; Knight Fight and Mr Mystery.

Don't Forget:  Enter the drawing and receive a FREE copy of The Very First Reading Program ebook explaining the program and also providing lots more valuable advice and ideas, suitable for children from birth to 11 years old.  Leave a comment below after you enter the drawing from the website and once I see your name in the drawing, I'll email you your FREE article.



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  3. Can you send me the ebook? Thanks so much!

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  12. Thanks, I entered the giveaway!
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  13. Hi,
    I'm your newest follower from friday blog hop. I love Usborne books, we home school so they would be very helpful.

    Have a blessed day

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  15. Entered the contest! Thanks so much!

  16. Hi! I entered the drawing! I'm also a follower of your blog!
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  17. Hi! New follower and entered the drawing!

  18. Entered the drawing!!

  19. I entered the drawing and would love the ebook. Reading is fundamental and all help we can give our little man is great.
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