The Reading Mountain® books help parents and guardians to create a positive reading experience for children, using interactive eBook features, a supportive phonics focus and illustrated graphic novel structures. They are designed to empower children and boost their reading confidence. Reluctant readers can sometimes feel isolated or ‘behind’ their friends. The Reading Mountain® is passionate about engaging children with supportive phonic books as the first step to believing that they can decode and therefore, be successful readers.
Our books have:
- Practical ways of learning sounds and their letter representations
- Decodable vocabulary
- ‘Decodable’ and ‘Up for a Challenge’ levels for each title
- ‘Cool’ chapter books your child will love
- Beautiful Illustrations with graphic novel features to support comprehension and assist fluency and phrasing
How should the books be used?
Our books can be used as part of a nightly reading ‘cuddle time’ or as part of a school’s reading program. While our books are ‘Dyslexic friendly,’ they are suitable for all readers up to 7 years of age and provide stimulating graphic novels.
One way of preparing your child for a successful reading experience is to make sure that the first time the books are read is with the support of a parent or carer. This way, your child can be on the ‘look out’ for the special vocabulary that features the focus sounds.
- A particular sound is being focused on in each book
- The sound is highlighted in the word using a different colour
- The same sound may appear in different letter combinations
Once the simpler book is mastered, your child can decide if they are ‘Up for a Challenge’ and attempt the same story but with more complex vocabulary.
Here are a few hints about supporting your child when reading at home: Supporting your Child’s Home Reading.
IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is offering a helpful free handbook about Dyslexia.
Check out their webpage to find out more about the IDA and to download their free handbook.
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‘My 6yr old is loving that he can read a chapter book and i know my 4yr old will love these too.. I'm excited for the release of the ‘up for a challenge' range '
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