My son struggled with reading through kindergarten and first grade. He quickly grasped the concept of reading, but simply wasn’t interested in reading for himself. I tried everything to get him interested in the curriculum readers I was using, but he hated reading and refused. He frequently told me he “couldn’t” read. This summer, I stopped trying to get him to read the curriculum readers, and we went to the library in search of easy-reader books that he would actually enjoy reading.
The result? My son is now picking up books and reading them for himself, with no prompting from me! Here are some of the easy readers that my son and I have been enjoying together: (Note – I tried to put these books in order from easiest to hardest.)