My son’s soon-to-be kindergarten teacher recommended that we try “BOB Books” to help him learn how to read. I had no idea what she was talking about, but did a quick Google search, and instantly found them. Two days later, we were sitting down to our usual bedtime routine. I showed him this boxed set (Set 1) of his very own BOB books, and he was intrigued.
I told him these were the books his teacher recommended, and that he could learn to read them all by himself. We got the first one out, and he could sound out the words phonetically, and actually read them! Mind you, our son has never shown any interest in reading on his own. He was so proud he called Dad into his room too, and our son read another BOB book. We helped him along the way with that pesky letter “g” and finally called an end to the performance of this new skill.
He then said “Mom, you go on to rest, its bed time.” I thought naively that all that reading must have worn him out. About one minute later, on goes his bedroom light, and I can hear him sneaking something off of his book shelf, and then I hear….Caaattt, Cat….Hhhaadd, Had….and on and on…so sweet. How could I be mad at him for staying up late to learn to read (although we eventually cut him off four books later). He’s been telling everyone he sees today about his BOB books and new reading skills, and therefore, so am I. It is so wonderful to witness that spirit of awakening and a child’s pure satisfaction in his own accomplishments. We had tried to get him interested in reading on many other occasions, but for some reason, these books did the trick. His kindergarten teacher is 3 for 3 so far in her learning tool recommendations….I’ll share the others soon!! Thanks BOB Books!