Printing the Book:
Open the attachment for the Dog and dog-cat book that you receive in your email. You will need Adobe Reader to open it. (If you don’t have Adobe Reader, go to
to download it free.) Print the book, making sure that it prints one page on each sheet of paper.
*For preschoolers, keep pages 4 and 6 handy and keep the rest of the book out of sight — perhaps on a high shelf.
*For kindergartners, keep pages 4, 6, 8, and 10 handy and keep the rest of the book out of sight.
*For first and second graders, keep pages 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 handy and keep the rest of the book out of sight.
We want the child to taste and enjoy success at each and every session. We also want everything s/he sees to look easy. To accomplish that, each tiny “new” step follows immediately after enjoyment and praise for the previous easy success.
By following these directions, as you show each new page you will be sharing the delight of reading “easy” words that your child already knows. That’s why we tell you to keep the other pages out of sight during this first session. Do not introduce anything you think might be hard.
But what if something you think will be very easy turns out to be “hard” for your child? You simply do the right action yourself, or make the approximate “meow” or “woof-woof” sound yourself, or smile and give the right answer yourself. Then give your child a chance to try it “like me” — and praise or applaud the effort.