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Little Stories for Little Folks: Catholic Phonics Readers
Nancy Nicholson

Little Stories for Little Folks is a two-year, Catholic, phonics-based reading program designed to be started in kindergarten and completed in first grade. Beginning with colorful flashcards printed on stiff cardstock and active games for alphabet letter and sound recognition, the program progresses to pre-reading exercises which teach the student to blend sounds into words. The child then begins reading the 45 colorfully illustrated stories about other homeschool families! Each story is printed on 8½"×11" sheets to be folded into little booklets, which give the child the satisfaction of finishing a “whole book.” Booklets are illustrated mini-stories containing words from new phonics concepts, as well as words learned in previous lessons, to provide maximum word exposure (nearly 7,000 words!). 

Every lesson is immediately preceded by a parent instruction page which shows in simple steps how to present the reading exercises, worksheets, and stories. All of these are organized and contained under one cover, making presentation of lessons super-simple. By the time the child completes Little Stories for Little Folks in first grade, he will be reading at a second- to third-grade level. 

Tear-off pad, shrink-wrapped. Sixth edition. Full color! 302 pgs. 8½"×11"  

A complete, two-year program for one low price!




From the author: "Teaching word families is probably the most gratifying way for a child to quickly discover that there are patterns to words and that they can read a LOT of words even when they are just beginning. Nothing breeds success like success! Drill, with the exception of flashcards in the pre-reading stage, can seem so pointless and dry to the child that it is almost self-defeating. They want to READ! The best way to practice sounds is within words within sentences within interesting, short stories!"

See also Little Stories for Little Folks’ companion workbooks: Catholic Heritage Handwriting, Level K and Level 1. These workbooks provide story-by-story phonics practice as primary students copy and reinforce letter combinations and words that they have just read in Little Stories for Little Folks. Children master reading skills even more rapidly when using these companion workbooks.

Higher level reading practice is presented through engaging, character-building stories in What Do You Like to Do..., What Can You Do...Bigger Stories for Little Folks, Devotional Stories for Little Folks, and Devotional Stories for Little Folks, Too.

Recommended core text in CHC Lesson Plans for Kindergarten and First Grade.

Take a tour of the Kindergarten and First Grade materials here


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“We are currently in our second year of homeschool, and I have never used anything but your materials. However, several months ago, I was flipping through the 1st grade reader from another popular Catholic homeschool provider, and I was struck by sudden doubt about the efficacy of the Little Folks program. This other reader seemed so much more of everything--bigger, slicker, more pictures, more words. I went home and ordered a copy of it for use in our curriculum.

However, it took only a few weeks for me to realize that this other reader, while bigger and more illustrated, was pretty much bankrupt in the vocabulary department. Not only that, but the stories were vapid, the language terribly repetitive, and the lessons in our Faith not nearly as strong as those in the Little Folks series.

So I'm now convinced. Little Stories for Little Folks is a gem not only in teaching reading skills and vocabulary, but also in the strong lessons in our beautiful Faith.”

- Cari, Mississippi
“I have switched to Little Stories! The stories [in other programs] were JUST stories. Yes, my two oldest have learned to read, but there wasn't the faith building that my husband and I have come to see as vital in ALL aspects of learning! We have had some amazing conversations relating to the stories! Having gone through three years of teaching two of my children to read, I see now more clearly the importance of including our faith at each step of the way. The programs I used initially were secular. I think I was afraid that the "Catholic" programs wouldn't be good enough. I never saw them recommended in the books I was reading at the time for advice. (However, none of those authors were Catholic!) Now, as I have begun to use Catholic sources I am DELIGHTED at the quality and SO disappointed at the lost opportunities by using only secular materials initially.”
- E.M.
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