Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Picture Book Review: At the Beach

At the Beach
Mary Lindeen
Publisher: Norwood House Press, July 2015
Source:ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A lovely picture book for beginning readers, At the Beach has bright and colorful photographs with simple words for children to practice reading skills.  They pictures are also simple, yet beautiful.  It tells children some of the items they might find at a beach and also what activities they might partake in when they visit the beach.  

The last few pages of the book are the best part.  There three pages of "Reading Reinforcement" for caregivers to read through.  With different activities, the book can be read multiple times, allowing for a closer read with a purpose.  Caregivers are able to guide their children in vocabulary and sight words as well as talking about main ideas.  

My suggestion, as always, is to allow your child to read the book a few times on his or her own (or with you, depending on where your child's reading skills are at) before you ask questions or try any of the activities.  Allowing children to just enjoy reading for reading's sake is just as important as reinforcing skills.

Source Images: Goodreads

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