My First Reading Books help children to consider reading as an enjoyable activity and a valuable source of information in the language learning process from an early age. Reading opens up a new world of fantasy for children, enriches their lives and at the same time, develops their vital language and critical thinking skills. It exposes them to the correct grammar structures and phrasing and helps to build on their spoken language skills and their ability to express themselves verbally in a corect and coherent manner.
The reading activities included at the end of the book have been designed to strengthen basic comprehension skills and help teachers and parents to assess the student's progress.
The book includes an audio CD containing the recording of the story, the activities and a fun song to give the children practise and reinforcement of the language concepts presented.
My Red Pencil. Carly is drawing a picture of her doll Suzy in her red and white striped dress when she discovers that her red pencil is not in her pencil box. When she finds it, she realizes the importance of talking good care of personal belogings by keeping them clean and tidy in a safe place for when she want to use them again.
New Shoes. It is Saturday, Carl, Danny and Anna are going to town with Mummy. They are taking a broken watch to the watchmaker, they want to look at some books in the bookshop and they want to buy some new shoes. Carl is happy because he knows that the following day, Sunday, he will be able to wear his new shoes and that on his day in town, he has learnt a lot about how we measure time in weeks, months, years and long or shorter periods of time.