This year watching Reed learn to read in first grade has been such a joy! I love reading with my sweet boy and having him read to me. Lately he started reading to his younger sister and brother and it’s just the most precious thing ever! And a nice break for mom I must say!
We really like the I Can Read books from Zonderkidz. The books go in steps depending upon the readers ability. Reed quickly moved through step 1 and is now onto step 2.
As a Christian mom, of course I want my kids to read the Bible as much as possible and for kids, it starts with the popular Bible Stories! One of the stories he read on his own was A Father’s Love, the story of the prodigal son.
This was his first step 2 book and he was super proud of being able to read it himself. I really like the sense of accomplishment reading the step books gives to kids. I also like that these stories are Biblically accurate, yet put into easier language for young kids to understand.
The pictures in this book are very much what Reed likes with great colors and cartoon like characters.
As the story in the Bible, A Father’s Love is a great message of love, hope and forgiveness. This is a lesson I want my kids to know and understand at a young age so that they will carry it with them in their hearts and never forget A Father’s Love.
About the Book
A Father’s Love
A Father’s Love is a level two I Can Read! based on the NIV Adventure Bible. In it, young readers learn about how great a father’s love can be for his child. At this read-alone level, newly independent readers follow a young man who decides to go out on his own, with his inheritance. He wastes his money and makes bad choices but eventually realizes that home and family are more important than anything. When he goes home to make amends, his father welcomes his son home with open arms and joy.
Written for the newly independent reader, vocabulary and content is at a more advanced reading level, making this series appropriate for children almost ready for their first chapter books.
This I Can Read! series of Bible stories makes use of the unique features found in the NIV Adventure Bible such as “People in Bible Times” and “Words to Treasure”.
Content aligns with the Common Core Standards for informational reading.
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