TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ WHILE HAVING FUN! Simple, patterned stories and strong picture cues help children build essential skills in Level 1 of this award-winning learn-to-read series.The Now I'm Reading! books offer a comprehensive approach that integrates the best of phonics and storytelling to help little ones take the first steps toward independent reading success.In LEVEL 1: PLAYFUL PALS, children learn essential phonics skills while reading humorous stories featuring fun animal heroes. The stories focus on short-vowel words, consonant blends, and early sight words. Each story uses three- and four-letter words to keep the text age-appropriate, and is "just right" for building self-confidence along with skill!Inside this eBook, you'll find:· 10 stories with colorful illustrations and engaging text· "After You Read" extended activity sections· A Parent/Teacher Guide to help you figure out the best ways to use these booksPerfect for ages 4 and up! Level 1 NIR readers focus on short-vowel sounds,simple consonant sounds, and beginning sight words.The concepts and skill progression in the NIR series are aligned to meet Common Core State Standards. This book is Fountas & Pinnell Leveled with a range of D-F; information on individual booklet levels and Lexile Measures is available at the Now I'm Reading website.