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My younger son is showing an interest in reading and we are looking for some very basic books or games that can help him without being overwhelming. BOB books are a great example of what we are looking for. Are there any other similar resources that people have liked?
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I agree that four years is a bit young to be focusing on sight words. Phonological awareness skills are foundational to literacy learning so engaging your child in music, singing and stories will do wonders for their literacy development. Before beginning sight words, your child will need to first learn the names of letters as well as the sounds they make. There are so many stages of learning that must happen before a child is ready for sight words and at 4 years old - play is the most important thing they can be doing for their learning and development.
Four years old is a little young to learn sight words but if your child is ready, I say to go for it! Both of my oldest grandsons were reluctant readers but they enjoyed a game called Pop For Sight Words Game. This inexpensive game is available just about everywhere online, including Amazon.
My middle grandsons showed interest in reading at age 4 and enjoyed "reading" the Dr. Suess books the best. Although they memorized much of it, the beginner Dr. Suess series was easier for them to tackle actual word recognition than some of the other books by this author. The Bright and Early Collection by Dr. Suess can be found in most stores and online.
All of my grandchildren built a word wall of sight words that they had conquered. Some were on the refrigerator, others were in their bedrooms or on the door. It was a proud display and reminder of all that they had accomplished.