Wondering which books to read to your child? Welcome to this wonderful 10 weeks long project of #MondayMorningReviews where Shital Choudhary, a passionate storyteller & a mom herself, shares children’s book reviews every Monday! The age group for these books is 0-4 years. This review series will help you choose the best books for your baby / toddler / preschooler / kindergartener. This week’s pick is Phonics Story Time Library. Read on this full book review.
Book: Phonics Story Time Library (6 in 1 stories)
Publisher: Shree Book Centre
Age: 6 months +
Experience With The Book:
Learning Phonics the fun way is the aim of the book. So basically it is for pre-primary school kids (Age 3.5+) learning Phonics.
Then why am I recommending it for 6m+ babies?
Well, because my reasons for buying this book were completely different from what is supposed to be the aim of this book. I bought this book when I didn’t know what the word ‘Phonics’ meant.
- silly simple fun stories, with JUST ONE sentence on each page
- big fonts
So we enjoyed each story of the book as it is, without caring about learning sounds and for next 4 years post buying!
It’s a progressive concept book (which I realized much later when I learned about Phonics along my parenting journey). Let’s look at a few sentences from a story called ‘Chippy and Chuck’ to showcase how the story and learning progress.
Page 1: Chippy was a chicken
Page 3: “What a charming Chicken you are!”
Page 4: Chippy looked up and saw a smart Fox.
Simple, isn’t it. A good message too (though that’s not the aim). You can notice lots of ‘Ch’ digraph words and other sound based words too.
You can start reading out these stories to your tiny tot and keep on doing so, till the child is about 3-4 years old when you or the school introduce Phonics, sounds and Digraphs. At which stage the child will be able to (without any provocation) tell you .. “look mumma, it’s Ch/Sh/Ou/ng etc. digraph!”
|Book review contributed by Shital Choudhary
Chief Reviewer at Children’s Book Reviews & Stories
Shital Choudhary is a passionate storyteller (a Kathalaya Alumina) and a mom to a 6 year old. Apart from power of stories in teaching concepts and values, she believes that stories can come at your rescue absolutely at any situation in your parenting journey. You can reach out to her at storywayschool [AT] gmail.com. She documents her book reviews, recommendations and reading out experiences at her Facebook page – Children’s Book Reviews & Stories