These are just a few of the amazing points about Usborne Books:
Books that can be used in a variety of different ways at different ages.
Books which are bookbanded. Many schools band books by colour to help children choose the right books for their reading ability. A selection of Usborne titles have been assessed for banding.
Confidence/Self Esteem Building
Books that are reusable so practice can take place to improve. Also books with step-by-step instructions for inspiring and achievable results.
Books with links to the national curriculum. The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools in the UK, so children learn the same things.
Double Page Spread
Books that can be opened anywhere onto a double page spread, allowing the reader to delve straight in. “Dip in & out” is good for developing confidence and reluctant readers.
Books which could be suitable for the “English as a Second Language” customers.
Fine Motor Skills Development
Books that encourage the coordination of small muscle movements – usually involving the synchronization of hands and fingers – with the eyes. Fine motor skills aid in the growth of intelligence.
High Interest/Low Ability
Books with high picture to word ratio. Short, accessible sections of text on appealing and relevant subjects.
Learning by Stealth
Books where children are learning through and fun and engaging ways.
Books with a mix of font/text (e.g. a comic strip). Invaluable for readers uninterested in conventional fiction.
Books that enable children to use more than one sense to learn (sight/hearing/ touch/movement).
Books with problem solving concepts not framed in words e.g. spot the difference.
Pre-Reading Skill Development
Books with pre-reading skills development. These are the skills children need in order to help them to become a reader, such as vocabulary development, matching, rhyming and letter skills.
Books which could be suitable for children who may feel less confident or are “turned” off by books.
Books which could be suitable for children with Special Educational Needs.
Books which support problem solving using concepts framed in words.
So hopefully you can see from this information why I’m so excited about Usborne Books!
Remember, if there’s something you’re looking for and not quite sure which book to choose …