Today I’m sharing another set of Color Me Readers. These insect emergent readers are perfect for your child to color and read to you!
I just love making these little books for my boys to color and read! I’m creating a set of Color Me Readers to go along with each of our early childhood book lists.
So far I’ve shared:
And here are the Insect Color Me Readers!
I’ve designed these readers to be used with my preschool boys (just over 3 and almost 5) to teach them more about basic concepts of print. Since my older preschooler (almost five) has a pretty good sight word knowledge and is sounding out three letter words, these books are quite easy for him to read.
But he’s always excited to see a new set!
Our youngest son (at right, age 3) doesn’t read any words except for his name. But he knows most of his alphabet, so he could “read” the Level One book with me.
I pointed out the word “A” and named the insect. He caught on to the pattern quickly and could read the whole book.
No, he does not read those insect names in isolation. But he is using picture clues, reading that word “a,” turning the pages in the right direction, and recognizing that the words on the page mean something. Yay for concepts of print!
By reading the Level Two book, some preschoolers will start to recognize the words “big” and “little.” Some children will be able to look at the beginning letters of the words and make a good guess at the name of the insect using those beginning sounds.
Others, like my Three, will enjoy coloring the books, looking at them, and “reading” on their own. They’ll need you to tell them the names of the insects they don’t recognize.
The level Three set focuses on color words, and is great for older preschoolers or kids up to first grade who are learning those color words. My Four actually asked me to print this set twice. I think he liked the challenge of figuring out those color words! Or maybe he just likes to color. 😉
I hope you have a lot of fun with these!
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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