In the Forest (National Geographic Kids, You Read, I Read Level 1)

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If you're like me, you love taking children out into nature.  A walk in the woods, a splash in a stream, or a hunt for an amphibian or two opens the door into the wonder that can be theirs if they know to look and appreciate it.  How do we open that door for them?

This early reader is a brilliant way to do just that.  First, this is another in their series where an accomplished reader (perhaps you) reads the left hand page and the reader-in-training reads the right hand page.  Both pages are backed up by National Geographic's own photographs, so you understand the high quality here.

This book is divided into four chapters..yes, an almighty chapter book.  What's In the Forest, Changes in the Forest, Helping the Forest, and Life in the Forest are the chapter titles.  In the first chapter you discover there are living and non-living things in a forest.  How great for a child's mind to be able to be given these puzzle pieces in such a clear and simple way.  At the end of the chapter there is a "Your Turn" section.

They give you a picture and you and your child can apply the knowledge you just learned by picking out what is living and what is non-living in the photo of a fawn mirrored in a stream in a forest.

It's gorgeous. It makes you want to keep reading and it also makes you want to go outside and find your own living and non-living things.  I'm going to buy this for my grandchildren today!

This is part of the Level 1 co-reader series.  So fun to share reading with a young one so they burden of all the words is not on them as they begin to gain fluency and build their sight word vocabulary.

48 pages  Ages 5-8  978-1426326226

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com Editor's Note: These are especially good for Investigator and Seeker Reader Types

Other books in this Level 1 Co-reader series: Plants; Farm Animals; Day and Night; Follow Me; Elephants

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