Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Kindle Books For Kids: Big Book of Sight Words - 95 Essential Nouns

I was excited to discover this set of Kindle Flash cards for children. This is an amazing way to use your ereader, phone, tablet or laptop to teach your children to recognize basic words and pictures. You no longer have to buy paper flashcards that get tattered, torn and lost.

"The Big Book of Sight Words; 95 Essential Nouns", by Suzy Morris,  is an ebook that contains 95 nouns from the Dolch sight word list for kindergarten students and first graders. Dolch words, or sight words, provide an excellent base for reading at an early age.   

About the Author
Suzy Morris is a typical busy mom who spends a lot of time shuttling her kids from one activity to another. She always found she had an extra 10 minutes here waiting for dance class to start or an extra 7 minutes there waiting for martial arts to begin.

Her daughter also needed a little extra help each week learning her sight words so Morris decided to make up index card books to have on hand to practice whenever there was extra free time.

But so many of the index cards got lost or damaged, Morris decided there had to be a better way. That's when her husband suggested she write an electronic version for her Smart Phone. When the other moms at Ballet and Karate saw her daughter practicing sight words (instead of wasting time playing Angry Birds), they soon began asking for copies. That's how the Big Book of Sight Words electronic flashcards was born.

My Thoughts
I love the idea of having sight words for kids on your electronic devises. This is a great way to show children that these devises are kid-friendly and can be used for learning material that is taught in school.

I viewed this ebook on my Kindle 3 and saw all the pictures and photos in black-and-white. I then viewed the book on my Kindle for PC application to see the illustrations in color.

Children will enjoy the color pictures but the black-and-white illustrations are clear and detailed. Each noun listed in the book has a photograph or a line drawing that goes with it. The words are listed in alphabetical order. There is one word and one picture on each page.

The first word in the book is "apple". There is a picture of a hand-drawn red apple to illustrate the word. The second word in the book is "back". There is a photograph of a row of children wearing skis with their "backs" to the camera.  This photo might be a bit confusing to a see children, snow, coats and hats in the picture. Parents should "play the word game" with the children to offer support and reinforce correct answers.

The words on each page are in large print and will be easy for beginning readers to learn. The flash cards could be used for pre-school children to help them build vocabulary skills.

Suzy Morris has six sets of flash cards for the Kindle available on Amazon.Com. The sets sell for $0.99 each. Children will enjoy using their parent's electronic devises and will build vocabulary and reading skills. Highly recommended.

Rating:  5 Stars Out of 5

FYI ~ I ordered this ebook from Amazon.Com. I received this item when it was offered as a free digital download. Please check the price before ordering.

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