There are several reasons why Bud & Roo makes a great book to get your little one reading. The illustrations are colourful and bright. Children can related to the characters of Bud & Roo as one is a boy and one is a girl. The illustration of the ladybird intrigues little ones to explore and while they’re exploring they have the feel of a book in their hand.
Even though the illustrations couple up with the literary content there are three ways Bud and Roo will help your child learn how to read almost instantly.
Around the age of 4 or 5 children are learning sight words at their nursery or at school. Perhaps they are even learning words and letters at home. There is a very large home-schooled community here in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
With the basic foundation of a few sight words based on the British school curriculum a child can learn how to read almost instantly after picking up Bud & Roo’s Spectacular Adventures- The Beach.
3 Ways Bud & Roo help kids learn to read
1. It builds confidence. With the short sentences a five-year old can finish the book from front to back and feel a great sense of accomplishment from reading the whole book on her or his own.
2. Alliteration helps. When reading the repetition of the same consonant it helps the child strengthen various muscles in hes or her mouth which aides in the whole ‘learning to read’ process. Also, which many writers do is use rhythmic patterns which encourages memory and sound to work together.
3. Kids like Bud & Roo. Children love the classic story of Bud & Roo’s Spectacular Adventures- The Beach. Let’s face it- it’s not a boring book. When your child starts school and the phonic books start coming out a parent thinks to his or her self ‘Who is Nid and who is Bog’? A child often needs to cognitively map an image to the words to make it understandable. In other words, it’s never too early to teach comprehension. When you strengthen early comprehension skills as well as critical thinking skills (‘Where did the blue bucket come from’? or ‘The blue bucket belongs with the spade’.) a child will be able to pick up reading sooner.
My girls are very excited every time they see the Bud & Roo book. It’s the simple phrases that can be read with confidence that makes a child smile. And, when a child feels good about something such as reading a book from start to finish they continue to do so. It is teaching them independent reading at an early age. Make it fun and they’ll do it forever.
Thanks for reading!