ABC books for grade school kids

posted Mar 11, 2012, 8:13 AM by E Filippi   [ updated Mar 11, 2012, 8:19 AM ]
Our oldest student made her own ABC presentation: She narrates this video that showcases her animal alphabet art.

Animal Alphabet Art

Our ABC book "unit study" was better than I could have imagined.

There are hundreds of ABC books that are geared toward a higher reading level. We found the easy-to-follow layouts and the laid back writing style made these books a playground of knowledge. Everything from wild animals and intricate farm operations, sign language and super heroes, to Norman Rockwell and even physics! The plethora of topics made our heads spin while we happily sat on the couch together for another author's interpretation of our simple 26 letters.

Here is a video of our favorites: Our video of favorite ABC books
(Our youngest student sings the alphabet at the beginning--and at various times throughout)

On a side note: Our oldest student is a voracious reader who enjoys material way above her "grade level". This ABC study was a joyous way to show her that you can't judge a book by it's cover. She is now more likely to peruse a variety of books before making an opinion.