iNNOVATIVEKIDS HAS MILLIONS OF YOUNGSTERS SHOUTING:
LOOK MA, NOW I’M READING!
LOOK MA, NOW I’M READING!
Now I’m Reading™ Program Ensures A Lifelong Love of Literacy
That Starts With Storybooks, Games and Plays By Award-Winning Author Nora Gaydos
From KidStuff PR: Nothing pulls on a parent's heartstrings more than watching their child successfully learn how to do something new. Taking that first step, riding a bike, and reading their first book are a few huge milestones during those first few years. As parents, we owe it to our children to arm them with tools that will make success come easier. The award-winning Now I'm Reading series from innovativeKids, written by author and former teacher Nora Gaydos, does just that. The series presents kids ages 3-7 with exciting new ways to learn how to read. Through leveled books, activities, games and even plays, kids learn that reading can be fun!
Wish you could get your preschooler to boast, “Look Mom, now I’m reading!” Do what millions of parents have successfully done: find just the right beginning reader series—from their first read-aloud book to successful independent reading, with storybooks, games and plays to reinforce essential learning skills along the way. Get in the tub with a cub or laugh along with hot dog in these silly stories with engaging colorful art. Now I’m Reading!™ by innovativeKids incorporates humor and uses a building block approach to learning to read that makes it simple for any child to master.
Get ready to act it out for “back to school:” Put on a mask, pick up your beginning reader script and put on your very own play—alone or with friends. Even the youngest of readers will be able to partake in this creative reading experience.
Finding new ways to excite kids ages 3-7 about reading has never been easier with these simple steps to reading success using the award-winning Now I’m Reading! Program. To date, over 3 million units have been sold to parents, grandparents and educators who wish to instill a lifelong love of reading with a simple to-use program that guides the grownup and child every step of the way to reading success. Now I’m Reading! program has won over a dozen industry awards and combines the best of phonics and literature based reading.
"Before your books came into our home, our son would strongly resist reading. The other day, I 'caught' him reading ... all by himself. I was so proud," wrote a parent and homeschool teacher to the innovativeKids website (www.innovativekids.com). The website not only carries dozens of testimonials but helpful hints, a blog and colorful shopping site for the vast Now I’m Reading! product line.
With more than 10 years of experience teaching kindergarten, first grade, and third grade, Gaydos has a comprehensive understanding of how beginning readers develop from pre-readers to independent readers. She’s an award-winning author, speaker, and does on-site parent and teacher workshops on reading and writing for kids– all in addition to being a mom herself. Visit her insightful blog at http://www.nowimreading.wordpress.com/.
For more information: you can find innovativeKids on Facebook, Nora Gaydos on Facebook, and you can also subscribe to Nora Gaydos' blog.
My take: We received the following to try out and review:
by Nora Gaydos (author) and Patrick Girouard (illustrator)
Story sequencing meets the well-loved matching game Go Fish. As kids read the book, they learn how a seed becomes an apple and flour makes a cake. Then they build essential story-sequencing skills by playing the game and building each of nine story scenes.
Age : 4-7
Pub Date : May 2008
Page Count : 24-page book plus 36 cards and 4 card stands
Trim Size : 7.00" x 7.00" x 1.00"
When I went looking to find this product to write the review, I couldn't locate it - I eventually found it in my daughter's room - she had put it in her room, she loved it so much. Let me tell you, that love has not abated in the last few weeks - every single day she wants to play this game. She is an eager, emerging reader and so I talked about this game with her reading specialist who assured me that learning the sequence of stories is just as important as learning to read words and learning rules and sounds.
The stories (9 in all) in this set are too difficult for my daughter to read by herself yet so we sat down together and I read the stories to her (later, when her dad played with her, she told him, "Daddy, you need to read the stories first so you know the order!") Then we sat down to play go fish. It plays the same but when you get the four cards of the same set, you need to put them in order of the story in order to keep the set. Not only did she do a great job, you can see her learning each time we play the game as she improves. I'm thinking I'll need to check out the rest of the line for Christmas gifts! If you have an emerging reader of your own, be sure to check out innovativeKids yourself! ♥♥♥♥
This review was sponsored by
This post was written for innovativeKids and KidStuff PR who provided the item for review. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product (a USD $9.99 value).