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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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“Our family has used these readers with great enjoyment and success. I recommend them for any family needing a simple and successful phonics and reading program. When my eight year old was in first grade, he has already learned to read, but was having difficulty due to new glasses to control a stigmatism. We used Little Stories for Little Folks as remediation. Reading became very overwhelming for him, and the size of the readers was a perfect boost for him. He loved reading the little antics of Pat, Ann, Nan, and the whole family. Because he saw the booklets as 'easy' due to their size (a 8 1/2" x 11" paper folded French style) he moved past his new belief that reading was too hard. His reading fluency and comprehension grew over the year, because the work was seen as simple to him, yet continued in small increments to challenge him gently. This year my 5 year old started the program as suggested "Mr. Five," is a child who challenges me every step of the way, on everything. But I never heard him complain when I said it was time to read Little Stories. He finished his last Level 1 booklet this week, reading it aloud to me with fluency. This story is entitled "Messy Room." After reading the booklet he said two things to me, "Mom, I want to clean my room better too." And later he asked me, "I'm done with reading? Does that mean I have to wait until next year to read the other stories?" ( if you knew my "Mr. Five," you would also know how much his responses amazed and delighted me!) I can not recommend this program enough. My sons have benefited both from sound phonics based reading, and gentle lessons in virtues. Each have identified with the children in the stories, and always want to know what the children will be doing in the next booklet. (A tongue in cheek warning: Mrs. Nicholson's stories are liked so much that it may cause the "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" syndrome in your house! (If you give your children Little Stories for Little Folks, you'll have to give them Bigger Stories for Little Folks, and when they finish reading those stories, they will want to read Devotional Stories for Little Folks, and Devotional Stories for Little Folks, Too! This may lead to your son, who may 'hate' to read and write, ask to do Catholic Heritage Handwriting, Language of God, etc. -- simply because each is written by "Nancy Nicholson." But I hope it does, because we have enjoyed all her work!)”
- Jamie, RI
“The "Little Stories for Little Folks" series is phenomenal! My oldest daughter attended our parish school for kindergarten and was really struggling with phonics and reading overall - so I knew I had my work cut out for me getting her to read this year. Come January everything started to click and I'm THRILLED to share that my daughter is almost through Level 1! She is excited to read all of the stories to us now and you can just see the confidence blooming in her. I think the content of the stories helps my daughters to feel comfortable talking about their faith. I am a convert, and was not raised in a home that talked about religion/faith, so I grew up shy to even say the name of Jesus in front of anyone. By reading these stories, and getting comfortable saying these words that affirm our faith, I am ever hopeful that my kids will have a "boldness" to share their faith that they will take with them wherever they go in the future! Thank you!”
- Kris, IN
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