- These are perfect for kids who are not really ready for full books yet. I love the pictures--I like that they are simple but engaging. A lot of CVC books that we have at school are all black and white, which is okay, but color pictures are more enticing. I also think parents will like them because they are not boring. They are funny!~ Erica D. - Teacher, Pre-K (Reception), London
- Every single time I open my iPad my kids ask to read this book. They laugh when they read it. What I like about it as a parent is that it is the first book my three year old attempts to read all by himself. Would definitely recommend to those parents as a first reader or to teach long versus short vowel sounds.~ bowserinlondon
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Short Vowel Shorts is a series of five phonics books for kids that can help them gain confidence as they learn how to read. The books are designed to be an engaging compliment to word family or phonics worksheets and other reading activities. They don’t contain any sight words, so children who know all their letter sounds but haven’t learned sight words yet can decode and read them, initially with help from a parent or teacher, and then by themselves.
Each story contains only one short vowel sound, so children are only deciphering one vowel sound for the whole story rather than a mix of multiple vowel sounds.
The aim of Short Vowel Shorts is to provide parents and teachers with an option for a phonics step between single letter sounds/word families and short stories that contain sight words and a mix of multiple vowel sounds. Hopefully, being in an illustrated story format, Short Vowel Shorts can be an engaging supplement to word families that will have children gaining skills, confidence, and enjoyment as readers, and saying: “Can I Read-It-On-My-Own?” and then: “I just Read-It-On-My-Own!”
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