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Little Stories for Little Folks: Catholic Phonics Readers
Nancy Nicholson

Fifth edition — now in full color!

Little Stories for Little Folks is a complete, Catholic, phonics-based reading program. Beginning with colorful, stiff cardstock flash cards 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 forty-five, colorfully illustrated stories about other homeschool families! Each story is printed on 8½"x11" 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, active games, and stories. All of these are organized and contained under one cover, making presentation of lessons super-simple.
 
Thousands of children not only have learned to read but are usually reading well above grade level by the end of first grade, using Little Stories for Little Folks.
 
Pre-K to 1st grade; loose-leaf tablet, shrink-wrapped. 8½"x11"  Fifth Edition -- now in full color!
 
Only $32.95 for complete, two-year program!

 

 

 

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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Little Stories allows much greater opportunity for growth and application of phonetic principles while reinforcing Catholic values and life-styles. In addition to greater scope, the sequence is very appropriate with one concept building upon the previous concepts and constant re-exposure to new blends, digraphs, etc. I realize now that my older children could have benefited greatly from a more comprehensive presentation of high frequency sounds, blends and digraphs ... Both children, at different paces have really achieved using this program. What's more, they love it! ... My 5-year-olds are reading like you wouldn't believe and God is given glory throughout the series.”
- C.A. (a mother and certified teacher)
“Initially, I purchased Little Stories for Little Folks as a supplement. As a first-time homeschooler, I thought teaching to read must be tedious and expensive to be effective. I had my own Catholic school upbringing in mind. So as I experimented, researched and dabbled with other much more expensive and heavily packaged phonics programs or dry all-in-one phonics program books, my four year-old was actually not only learning to read with CHC alone but looking forward to it! And I knew it wasn't memorization at work but true phonics when she would play with words she saw during her day by replacing letters to create new sounds, and therefore new words. The stories are embedded in her memory so that a recurrent family character will bring a squeal of delight and old stories retold by her (which is great for reading comprehension). Also, not only is the content much richer and character-building than another secular popular boxed-set reader that she liked initially, there are many more different words and many more words overall introduced in CHC's Little Stories than the other popular boxed-set. Most importantly, it's our favorite time of the day at the close of evening to snuggle up next to each other and read them.”
- Dalia, Pennsylvania
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