From the Series I Love Sports
Let’s play softball! Through large, full-color action photographs and simple text, Softball introduces beginning readers to basic rules of the sport and encourages them to participate.
A labeled diagram helps readers identify the parts of a softball field, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Softball also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Softball is part of Jump!’s I Love Sports series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Subject||Social Studies, Sports|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
Running swiftly through preparations and game play, simple text and ample photographs introduce students to some less publicized athletics. The info provided is enough to pique the interest of young sports enthusiasts, but does not offer detailed rules of the games discussed. Kids who are already familiar with the subjects will not learn anything new; however, this set is a great introduction to alternative sports for beginning readers. Photos include a diverse cast of kids of different ages and genders enjoying the sports safely. Bowling notably includes a differently abled child as well. VERDICT A bit niche, but worthy additions nonetheless.