Tag Archive | early readers

Pete the Cat

Jade-web-300x300Three cheers for Pete the Cat! If you have never seen this series, I think you are going to love this. I do!

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete is having a bad day. His friend shares his magic sunglasses that help him see things in a whole new way. Of course, Pete encounters several of his friends that are having problems as well. When he shares his magic sunglasses with them, they see things differently too. All is going well until… his glasses break! The wise owl has to help Pete see that he doesn’t need those glasses to see things differently. This is a great book for beginning readers because it has repeating phrases and older students will like Pete the Cat because the story is fun. I found a video for Pete the Cat too! click here

I got a kick out of the UTube videos I saw about Pete the Cat’s other adventures. There are several with catchy songs that are sung throughout. Pete the Cat and His White Shoes not only helps readers realize that it is fine if your new shoes get dirty, (one of my pet peeves!) but the text allows children to make predictions about what color Pete’s shoes are going to be next! My favorite video is Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. Buttons keep popping off of Pete’s shirt, but Pete keeps on going. Subtraction is incorporated into the story, which i love!

I also discovered early readers at the library this week! Pete at the Beach, and Pete’s Big Lunch would both be excellent books to discuss safety and health, both required topics of study for homeschoolers in Ohio. They also have good morals to them. There are many more stories for your book-worm to read. Oh happy day! 🙂



Maisy Mouse

imagesI want to do a series of blogs for preschoolers and beginning readers so that all of the skills that were learned over the school year are continuing throughout the summer. So, here is the first one. I am sure your child will enjoy this little mouse.

Maisy Mouse is a book series that is appealing to preschoolers through early elementary. If your child is just beginning to read, then this is a good collection to have your child enjoy getting to know. The difficult words are repeated and there are pictures to help give “clues” too. The characters are cute and the pages are bright and colorful.

Maisy Mouse and her friends have all sorts of adventures such as going to the grocery store; going on a camping excursion; taking a trip to the library; and  visiting the museum. There are even other books in the series that children might experience such as going to the hospital. The hospital isn’t such a frightening place after seeing Maisy getting her broken leg set, sharing toys with a fellow patient, and spending the night.

If your child is enjoying Masiy and her friends there are UTube videos and a fan club too! To find out more about the club, click here. I hope your early reader enjoys these books. 🙂