Concord, MA (PRWEB) March 15, 2010
While most character education programs focus on the intermediate and secondary grades, parents and educators recognize that developing good character traits and behavior patterns needs to start at the earliest levels.
Red Chair Press is addressing this need with the introduction of FUNNY BONE READERS: Developing Character. The new 12-book series includes fun and colorfully illustrated books on themes such as being a good friend, taking turns, never giving up, and obeying rules. Each story is told in a humorous manner through rhyming patterns, repetition, or narrative tales.
For classroom and home-school support, the FUNNY BONE READERS are accompanied by a Lesson Plan and Activities book as well as digital eBooks on CD-ROM for use on individual computers or whiteboards.
“At our school, we emphasize character development and these books help build the foundation at the earliest levels for our ongoing program,” said Principal Michael Biondi of Allen Creek School, Pittsford, NY.
Every book in the series is carefully leveled with the most widely recognized leveling systems in US schools: Fountas & Pinnel’s Guided Reading, DRA, and Lexile® measures. But more importantly, the books are fun to read and the lively and colorful illustrations draw children’s attention to every detail.
"What I find appealing about the FUNNY BONE READERS is that the books fit so well with our reading instruction using leveled texts,” said Caitlin Taylor, first-grade teacher at Parmalee School, Oklahoma City. “The themes happen to teach character development in a fun and clever way, but the program really supplements our early literacy instruction.”
Learning through literacy and laughter is the mission of Red Chair Press. “Our feeling is that children will learn the aspects of each character trait best through humor and a well-told story,” said Keith Garton, President of Red Chair Press, LLC. “And just like with any great story for primary-aged children, vocabulary development and fluency come more naturally when children are truly engaged in the stories.”
For more information or to find your local sales representative, visit http://www.redchairpress.com or phone toll-free 1-888-327-2141, ext 110. A portion of all sales is donated to the US Fund for UNICEF and the Annie E. Casey Foundation to support children’s well-being in the US and around the world.