With World Book Day (3rd March) fast approaching, I asked the boys what character they’d each like to dress up as.
Big Robot chose George from Roald Dahl’s Georges Marvellous Medicine. For how to dress up as George, and other easy costume ideas, check out my World Book Day costume post.
Little Robot is big on superheroes. A huge fan! So naturally he wanted to be Superman. Fine, I thought, he has a Superman top with cape attached, he can wear that. Sorted.
However the children need to bring in a book from home for the day, Little Robot wanted a Superman book and we don’t have any. Well he initially suggested taking one of daddy’s Superman comics…err, I don’t think daddy would like that!
So I bought him this Superman Phonics Fun book set by Lucy Rosen
This little box of books contains 12 short stories all based on Superman, his friends (Batman, Wonder Woman, Lois Lane) and enemies (Metallo, Darkseid, Zod, Bizarro, Parasite, Starro, Lex Luther).
The Superman Phonics Fun stories are short, only 12 pages in a book and half of those a pictures, but good for kids getting the hang of reading.
My son loves these books however, my issue with them is the words are not easily decoded. Being Superman themed they include words like kryptonite in later books, which is too tricky for my son. Even page 1 of book 1, supposedly the easiest book, says
“Superman has a secret home. It is his Fortress of Solitude.”
He is 4.5 years old, in reception and just started reading 5 months ago. These would be more suitable for a year 1+ child. The Superman Phonics Fun books are great for him to grow into, and he loves the pictures, but I’ll be reading these to him for now.
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