The Ready-Set-GO! English Picture Book Reading Club website is for teachers and parents. I have used these materials and this format in Japanese kindergartens to help parents read English picture books to their children. Doing this as a club means that every family needs to buy only one book, but is able to share the books that the other club members buy, too. And everyone gets to share in the fun of reading picture books with their friends.
I hope you'll give it a try!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Making the Vocabulary Cards

Each family is asked to make a set of 32 vocabulary cards based on the words in the book they purchased. There are 2 cards for each word, making 16 pairs of cards in total. If the words in the book are too few, words can be chosen from the pictures in the book. The words can/should be mixed with nouns, verbs, adjectives, numbers, etc.. Cards (2 of each word) should have a picture and the word written on them, and be blank on the backs. Click here for a print to give to the parents.