Help For Parents of Beginner Readers

These books and DVDs are intended to help parents teach their children the fundamentals of reading. Click the titles to locate or reserve a book. For more help and recommendations, ask a Children's Librarian.

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Books

365 Phonics Activities by Sandra Fisher

Easy Lessons for Teaching Word Families by Judy Lynch

Growing a Reader From Birth: Your Child's Path From Language to Literacy by Diane McGuinness

Growing Up Reading: Learning to Read Through Creative Play by Jill Frankel Hauser

Hands-On Alphabet Activities For Young Children: A Whole Language Plus Phonics Approach To Reading by Roberta Seckler Brown

Hey! Listen to This: Stories to Read Aloud edited by Jim Trelease

How To Make Your Child A Reader For Life by Paul Kropp

Monster Phonics: Special Vowels for Grades 1 & 2 by Vicky Shiotsu

The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children by Eden Ross Lipson

The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

Phonics and Reading: Building Phonemic Awareness and Early Reading Skills by Barbara Gruber

Phonics for the New Reader: Step-by-Step by Harriette Fields

Phonics Games Kids Can't Resist: 25 Lively Learning Games That Make Teaching Phonics Easy and Fun by Michelle K. Ramsey

Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling by Delores Hiskes

Reading Connections by Mary Bannister

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud To Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by Mem Fox

Ready-To-Go Phonics by Cheryl Potts

Shortcuts for Teaching Phonics by Flora Joy

The Sounds and Spelling Patterns of English: Phonics for Teachers and Parents by Phyllis Elaine Fischer

Storybook Phonics by Judy Nyberg

Teach a Child to Read With Children's Books by Mark Thogmartin

You Read To Me, I'll Read To You: Very Short Stories to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman

DVDs

Alphabet: Phonics & Fun

Beyond Phonics: Level 1 & Level 2

Hooked on Phonics

Leap Frog: Let's Go to School

Little Steps: Phonics

Rock 'n Learn: Phonics

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