- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3999 KB
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Box edition (1 Jun. 2008)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009CBCJT8
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #997,018 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Curious George Curious About Phonics 12 Book Set Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 12 pages||Age Level: 4 - 8||Grade Level: P - 3|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Here is an example: Book 2 says it teaches short e as in rest and b as in bike. Short e and just the sound b are really really beginner reader skills, but this book has hardly any simple words using those sounds. Instead here is a sentence on 4th page: "Presents are the best kind of surprise." LOL if my kid needs to practice letter b sound still, how in a world is she going to read the word surprise!!!!????
My kids love curious George, and they like these books. However, I bought them for educational purposes, and I wanted my dd to read them on her own. This turned out to be a set of very low quality that I red to her. I would much rather read regular Curious George books to her if I am the reader :(
Kids would give this set 3 stars since they liked me to read those books to them. However I give it 1 star because it does not serve the purpose it was made to serve: help kids learn to read when they are still beginners.
The best way to approach this collection is as a fun set of short stories with a secondary emphasis on phonics. This should NOT be purchased with the idea it is a comprehensive reading program because it is not. If your child is two or three and you're trying to fast track him into reading (which I wish people would stop doing), this collection is not a good choice. At that age, they are good for stories to read to your child. If your child is four or five, it's a pretty good fit for starting to help them become familiar with what they will encounter in the early stages of reading in kindergarten.
The book contains 12 different Curious George stories with each one focusing on different phonetic parts (short a, long a, etc.) and simple sight words. Certain words are repeated often, which helps a child become familiar with commonly-used words and sounds. The sentences are short. Some of the words are a little advanced but for my five-year-old son, it's a challenge he enjoys. We sound out the words together slowly.
To the reviewers who were upset that the stories didn't have "depth" or enough of a storyline, you are expecting far too much. Is the book for you or your child? As an adult, of course these stories are going to see incredibly simplistic and brief. But for a beginning reader, that's what they need. There's no need for a toddler to be reading Shakespeare yet.
It saddens me to see so many parents trying to push their little ones into developing skills they are far too young to handle. Asking a two-year-old to learn how to read a book as you would a five-year-old is ridiculous. I think it becomes more of a bragging point for some parents to be able to say, "Oh, my Tommy learned how to read when he was two. He's in first grade and he's reading at the fifth-grade level." Yeah, right. He might have memorized the story at age two but I doubt he truly knew how to read it. This is when reading becomes a chore and not a slowly developed skill with a love of reading that grows over time.
Overall, I've been pleased with this collection and it's one my son wants to return to often because of his love of George from babyhood. If you view it that way and not as a complex reading program, then you'll find it a great set of books to share with your child.
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Children's Books > Fiction > Action & Adventure
- Books > Children's Books > Fiction > Animals
- Books > Children's Books > Fiction > Humorous
- Books > Humour > Fiction
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Animals > More Animals > Apes & Monkeys
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Early Learning > Basic Concepts > Alphabet
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Early Learning > Basic Concepts > Words
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Early Learning > Early Readers
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Animals
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Humourous
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Early Readers
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humourous