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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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“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
“My first grader was reluctant to read on his own time despite having mastered the phonics from [Catholic Phonics Program]. I thus took recourse and introduced Little Stories for Little Folks to him. He absolutely has taken to the little book format and wholesome stories very much. I plan on using Little Stories for Little Folks with my other children. The sense of accomplishment he gets after finished each books successfully is sort of having him "craving" for more...”
- Anne Francoise, Virginia
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