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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 innocent goodness in your reader program is irreplaceable. I checked into another popular Catholic homeschool program but was turned off by the harshness of the approach to Catholicism it took. My children are really too young to be critical about their world and the innocence of your materials is like a breath of fresh air. The emphasis is on goodness -clearly the antidote for our troubled times. There will be time enough to help guide their understanding about errors.”
- Sandy, Rhode Island
“I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed Little Stories for Little Folks! My 6 year old is so proud that he completed all of the stories! We actually didn't use the program to teach reading, as I already had another phonics program that I was happy with. I just bought "Little Stories" to use the booklets for readers, and it was worth every penny just for those alone. One of my great frustrations is that many early reader books are really not phonetically controlled; they have very few words on a page, but frequently use words with exceptions and complex phonograms. "Little Stories" is just the opposite - many words on each page, but phonograms used in the words are introduced gradually and progress from simple to complex. In addition, we loved the stories themselves! They were very sweet and enjoyable and really reinforced the Faith and virtues we want for our families. Many times when my first grader was reading the stories aloud to me, his younger sister AND his 3 older brothers would all stop what they were doing to come and listen :-) Thanks so much for another great product. God bless you and your families!”
- Linda, Maine
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