Easy Books: Kristina, Krosha and Kroha
“Easy Books” is a series of books for children who are starting to read in the Russian language and are proficient in other languages.
Teaching a child to read is not difficult, but teaching them to love reading is a delicate and subtle matter. It’s important not only to teach the technique but also to help the child derive pleasure from reading. That’s precisely why we’ve come up with “Easy Books,” featuring captivating stories that resonate with children, along with vibrant illustrations that spark their curiosity, wonder, and delight.
How exciting it is to explore books and create stories together, even if the child isn’t reading yet! This is how the habit of holding a book, flipping through its pages, examining pictures, fantasising, and sharing stories is formed.
Your child can read this book independently if they already know how to read by syllables. In the sixth book, we learn to read words without breaking them into syllables, practicing combinations of consonant clusters. Sentences have become longer, and the text is more complex than in the previous books in the series.
Additionally, this book is useful for speech therapists and parents who are working with their child on the automatisation of the sounds [r] and [r’].
To help your child easily navigate this new stage of learning to read, we recommend:
• dividing words into syllables with vertical lines. For example, за|дре|мал
• placing a pencil dot above a consonant that stands next to another consonant
• asking the child to read the letter above which a dot is placed and then reading by syllables as usual
• you can mark syllables with arcs above or below
We sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading this story. And perhaps, you will come up with its continuation and send it to us? We will greatly look forward to that!
Vika Tyazhelnikova graduated from M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and subsequently completed her postgraduate studies there. After moving to the United Kingdom, she taught the Russian language to children in London. In 2008, she founded the company LinguaPlay, which currently unites ten Russian language schools in London. Vika continues to lead speech and reading development classes, preparatory classes following the Russian school curriculum, as well as classes for preparing for the GCSE and A level exams in Russian language. Under the pseudonym Nina Romanova, she writes books for children who are beginning to read in Russian.
|21 × 21 × 0.5 cm