My 4-year-old daughter Jenna and I have been doing what we call “Princess Bob Books” every day this week.
She really, really, really wanted to get Princess Bedtime Stories (Storybook Collection)when we saw it at Costco. Frankly, it made me want to gouge out my eyes. But then I noticed that Costco also had Bob Books Sight Words Collection – Kindergarten and First Grade (Bob Books, Sight Words Collection), which we didn’t own.
So Jenna and I struck a deal. We’d buy both.
This week, every new Bob Book Jean reads “unlocks” a new princess story from her collection. This has been very motivating.
Some phonics-fanatics freak out when they see the term “sight words”. Not me, because I’m a Balanced Literacy proponent.
These Bob Books still have a ton of phonics. If I had to guess, I’d say 95% of the words are decodable. So if you’re afraid of sight-words, calm down! 😉
In terms of difficulty, BOB Books: Sight Words: Kindergarten seem to fall somewhere between Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers and Bob Books Set 2-Advancing Beginners. It’s a great fit for Jenna, and a great opportunity for me to read about my favorite Disney princesses–not!