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Book Review:: Bob Books

Reposted from my old blog

Flashcards and drills are not a part of our parenting style. As two fairly intelligent people, we assume that our daughter will inherit our smarts. As she grew from baby into her 4-year-old self, it is clear that she's whip smart. No flashcards please! As a child who has always loved books and being read to, we don't want drills to damper that spirit.

Bob Books fulfill both those two requirements AND teach her how to read. These cute and super short books introduce children to letter sounds with ease and repetition. We've only gotten thru the first 4 books (12 total) but the kid loves them. After about 4 go throughs she could read on her own. Admittedly she merely memorized the story, but with careful prompts and encouragement she did learn the words. Less than a dozen times thru & I can honestly say she is reading.

She's a pretty silly child who can't sit still, but the books held her for the 5 minutes it takes to read them. The kid's always looked forward to story time but now she loves reading to us too!

Oh, yes, we love our Bob books! Especially the funky characters.

Disclaimer: I did receive these books free in exchange for a review via MotherTalk.com.

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