As your child is learning to read, it will be important to find just right books for him/her to read. Let your child look at any books that interest them. Read them books that are beyond their reading level so they continue to expand their vocabulary, but also provide them with a lot of books that are decodable. Decodable means that the majority of words that they are reading contain familiar concepts. If you child is learning how to read short vowel words, then the books should have a majority of short vowel words and not have a lot of concepts that they haven't been introduced to yet.
We have partnered with the Wildwood Public Library to help beginning readers have access to decodable books! The library staff was excited to join us and they have acquired a growing collection of decodable books that are ready to checkout! You can browse the catalog HERE. This initiative was in conjunction with a grassroots organization in New York called Teach My Kid to Read and is part of their Road to Decode project.
Click here to print off a brochure to help figure out which decodable books your child will benefit from.
Here are other sources that you can access to find decodable books to print or buy:
More information on decodable texts
Free printable phonics books from the Measured Mom
All About Reading Decodable Books
Sounds Like Reading Decodable Books
Dog on a Log Books
Decoable Chapter Books
SPELD Phonics Books (These are from Australia--so the language may differ)
Starfall Books (These are paper books from the popular www.starfall.com website)
Simple Word Books
YouKan Decodable Books
If you have decodable books that you don't need anymore, please consider donating them to the Reading Room or to the Wildwood Public Library. We would love to add them to our collection.