Spring 2021

Fun First Concepts

Series of 8 titles

Help your youngest readers learn to read with Fun First Concepts! Vibrant, real-life photographs and simple text introduce the concepts of directions, opposites, patterns, and word families to beginning readers. Repetitive text patterns, clear photo/text matches, and labels create a reading experience that is engaging and easy to follow. Titles include tools for teachers and caregivers and introductory nonfiction features, such as labels, a table of contents, comprehensive review features, and an index.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
600414
$193.68 $135.60
600416
$239.92 $180.00
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Let's Learn Colors Let's Learn Colors
Cover: Let's Learn Counting Let's Learn Counting
Cover: Let's Learn Letters Let's Learn Letters
Cover: Let's Learn Shapes Let's Learn Shapes
Cover: Let's Learn Directions Let's Learn Directions New! Spring 2021
Cover: Let's Learn Opposites Let's Learn Opposites New! Spring 2021
Cover: Let's Learn Patterns Let's Learn Patterns New! Spring 2021
Cover: Let's Learn Word Families Let's Learn Word Families New! Spring 2021
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Preschool
Category Beginning Readers, New!
Subject Early Concepts
Copyright 2020
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Tadpole Books
Language English
Number of Pages 16
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Dewey 152.14-535.6
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 0-170
Lexile Code BR
Guided Reading Level A-D
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Fun First Concepts - Reviewed by School Library Journal

Directions, opposites, patterns, and word families are explored in the latest installations of the “Fun First Concepts” series. Each title presents several real-world examples of the concept, which allows readers to explore these ideas in a setting they already understand (“The sand is hot. The water is cold”). Along with a short, simple sentence, page layouts include a bright, high-interest photograph with a label. This thoughtful correlation between images and text helps beginning readers build their comprehension. Before and after reading activities are provided, which are easy for teachers and caregivers to use and ask readers to notice and reinforce the ideas they learned around them. A review activity and index are provided at the end of each title. VERDICT These slim volumes are well crafted for beginning readers and present important early learning concepts in authentic settings.

Series Made Simple

Colors, letters, shapes, and counting are introduced in this series, which uses bright colors and simple text to entice beginning readers. These slim volumes take a concept and present examples in a real-life setting, such as showing shapes as different street signs and a variety of insects to explore colors. Relevant, eye-catching photographs and repetitive sentences featuring common sight words (“I see a circle, I see a square”) make the text approachable and easy to understand. Each title features before and after reading activities, as well as an interactive review at the end. High-frequency and content words are also highlighted. VERDICT The inclusion of thoughtful teaching tools for parents and caregivers makes these books a quality choice for early readers.

Author: Tessa Kenan