DK 1000 useful words
This book can be used with children who have not yet learned to read and with beginner readers. Each picture-packed page is fun to read together, and a great way to help children’s language and literacy skills.
Most of thisbook is made up of picture-and-word pages filled with nouns, plus some verbsand adjectives. These pages help broaden your child’s vocabulary and knowledge.
- Story pages
There are alsofive simple stories to read that introduce more useful words, put words intocontext, and help sentence writing and story writing skills.
- How to help yourchild get the most out of this book
All the pages inthis book offer lots of opportunities for talking and learning. Enjoyexploring and talking about them together. Point out things your child likes.For instance, you could say, “Look, there’s a tiger! Can you roar like atiger?” or “Which fruit do you like?”
Go at yourchild’s pace. Let her take the lead and turn the pages. Stop if she is tired,and return to the book another time.
For children who are not yet reading
Point to thepictures as you read the words and sentences to help them identify things, andto show how the pictures and words are connected.
For children who are beginning to read
As they read, oras you read together, point to the words, or encourage them to point, to helptheir letter and word recognition.
Following the stories
Pre-readers andbeginner readers can follow the stories by running a finger along the dottedlines. This helps their fine motor skills, too.
“Can you find?” games and simple questions
There are “Canyou find?” games and simple questions on the picture-and-word pages thatencourage learning. Your child may need help with these, or he may like you tojoin in and answer with him. Most importantly, follow your child’s interests,talk about things you know he enjoys, give lots of praise as he answers thequestions, and have fun!