Bob Books PowerPoint Show

I have a new PowerPoint show available in the Members Only section, featuring words from Bob Books.

Bob Books Reading PowerPoint


Krash has been enjoying the Bob Books, which are a great partner to the You Can Read program.  The Bob Books pull in phonics, while the You Can Read works on high frequency words and recognizing by sight.

We use this show to work on sounds and blending, he enjoys that the words are directly from his Bob Books.  You will see I color coded the slides by book and put a little teacher note in the bottom right corner so you know when to stop the show {not going beyond books your child has read.

I also want to mention a wonderful blog which is entirely focused on teaching reading using Bob Books, she actually helped me behind the scenes a bit.  There is a link to her blog on the first slide also.

This show features words from the first set of Bob Books, 1-7.  Books 8-12 will be in another show coming soon!

You can access this show in the Members Only section of my website.  If you are not a member already, you can learn more info here.  See what is in the Members Only section now and what is coming soon here!


Bob Books for Krash!

imageWe did not use Bob Books with Pac Man, simply because I had so many other early readers, I never bought them. I got a set of 5 boxes of Bob Books {they are the older box style but the books are the same} at a consignment sale last spring for $5 {I know, amazing deal} not really thinking much of them. I just put them on a shelf along with our other early readers…knowing Krash wasn’t ready yet.

He is ready now and has been showing the signs of wanting to learn to read. I believe in waiting for this instead of forcing instruction for my children and instead trying to instill a love of reading and a desire to learn to read. He recently began to show an interest and we have slowly been working on it more and more. I have added things gradually to his school routine, to foster this development. If you have seen my Behind the Scenes: How Do I Teach My Child to Read? post you know I don’t believe in pushing a child to read, just following along gently and encouraging the development!

I noticed the Bob Books up on my shelf and decided to grab the first set for Krash and boy am I glad I did, he LOVES them!!!!!


I had no idea something so simple would be the turning point for him. He went from showing some interest to actually reading and asking to be taught even more! He is even wanting to show off his new reading skills, of course lounging in our big bean bag!


Not only did we discover the books, we also discovered the Bob Books iPod App!!! It is awesome and he LOVES it!

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So, in case you are looking for some great early readers, I say go for Bob Books! The other early readers we have are great too, but I am happy to add Bob Books to our collection! Bob Books certainly aren’t literary works of art 😉 but I do believe they are just right for some kids!

You all know me, some printables to accompany the words he is learning are bound to come in the future, so stay tuned! I have already started a simple PowerPoint show too!