Check out these free space-themed emergent readers!
Today I’m sharing the second in a new series of books for preschoolers and kids just starting to read: Color Me Readers!
I’m designing these to go along with my early childhood book lists. A little while ago I shared a book list about the sun, moon, and space. This set of Color Me Readers is perfect to print after you read space-themed books to your child or class.
Whether or not your child can actually read the words, he might be able to use the picture clues to “read” the story. And even if he’s not ready to remember those sight words, he’ll learn important concepts about print and gain confidence at the same time.
Emergent readers about space
I printed the set of books for my two preschoolers and read the easiest book to my Three. He wanted to try it himself, and easily picked up the “The…” pattern on each page. He didn’t recognize most of the pictures, though, so he needed my help. It was a great vocabulary builder!
The books all have similar pictures but come in three different levels. This is the last page of the level 2 book. Each page begins with “I see the…”
And no, I don’t really think there are aliens in space. 🙂 But I couldn’t resist this funny way to end each book.
This is the level three book, which my Four enjoyed reading by himself. On this page he read “Three rocket ships.” I had him slow down and point to each word so he could see that there were only two words on the page.
Both of my preschool boys love to color and read these books! Stay tuned for the next set, which will have a bug theme. 🙂
How to assemble
1. Print the four pages for each book, single sided.
- Level 1 – pages 2-5
- Level 2 – pages 6-9
- Level 3 – pages 10-13
2. Cut along the bold lines on each page.
3. Stack the pages together to make each book.
4. Staple along the left side of each book.
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