Make your own books with your children. It is so much fun and so beneficial for early readers! I tried this about 6 months ago and B wasn’t as interested, but now he takes a lot of pride in the finished product and enjoys reading them often. For the color and shape books, I cut things out ahead of time for B to tape on. The I Like and Fish books we kept it simple and just used crayons.
Older children enjoy writing their own stories and making their own books too. It can also be used as a project or an assessment at the end of a unit of study to show how much they have learned or to present an interesting topic.
These beginning reader books from Little Hands, Big Work are AWESOME! B loves them because they have his name in them and he knows many of the words. I wouldn’t have thought to make these if it weren’t for her! Right now you can download and print The Bug. The others I typed myself using her stories from here. She uses construction paper to make them and also has a great idea for putting them in an inexpensive photo album!