emmsmama Posted July 5, 2009 Share Posted July 5, 2009 My ds is 6.5 and is not reading. He could read CVC words if he tried, but most of the time he whines about it so I just backed off. He knows all the main consonant and vowel sounds and a handful of sight words (maybe 5 tops). I was thinking of getting the ETC books for him as a fun way to help him get going with reading. Are they good for that? We read together every day and we have at least 1000 books in our house and I almost always have my nose in a book so it isn't that he isn't exposed to it a lot, but I really find that he is the type of kid that hates to do something if he can't do it perfectly the first time. I think part of it is because he doesn't like to put in the effort for things that are a bit more difficult, but he's also afraid of failing. I thought maybe ETC would get him reading in a fun way without him even realizing he's learning to read kwim? I've heard the books are very silly and I think he'd like that. How are the books different from workbooks you can just pick up off any bookstore shelf? I was looking at some samples and they look very similar to most workbooks I've seen. What makes ETC books so special that people prefer them to other workbooks? I'm also wondering how many books he would likely go through in one school year. I don't want to buy a tonne of books ahead, especially if this doesn't work out for him, but if I'm putting in an order I might as well make it worth it too so that I don't have to place another order halfway through the year. For those who have used ETC, did you really need/use the 1/2 level books? I'm open to any feedback positive or negative about ETC. I want to find something that ds has fun with while learning to read, but I don't want to waste my $$ either. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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