Watch one of our students reading Underwear Up in the Tree at home. We've had an explosion of reading this year at White Pine. Some students have begun reading this year and even more are very eager to read. With so many students asking to read to me, I found I didn't have enough pre-readers to meet the needs of 3 and 4 year olds who want to read, but are not yet able.
As a result, I started writing my own pre-readers. Young readers feel successful "reading" these books because they are very repetitive and pictures provide clues to new words. Each week I write a new book and each child gets their own copy to take home. The series is called The Amazing Sound Series and each book focuses on a different letter from the alphabet.