Matt and Mia’s Adventures – Guided Reading for kids aged 5-7
October 8, 2021
Any parents with kids that are going to Grade R or Grade 1 next year? This is my third rodeo, and I swear it never gets easier. I am already so worried about Adam and how quickly he will catch on with reading. My older 2 couldn’t read when they went to Grade 1, but very quickly became very strong readers. I would be amazed at how quickly they just got it. Adam has hearing issues and he is my baby (and acts like it!), so I think it’s inevitable that I worry that this is not going to be as easy for him as it was for his siblings. As a result, I’m trying to accumulate all the books that will aid us on the reading journey!
We were recently sent some books from the Matt and Mia’s Adventures’ series, and I’m quite sure that if you have kids in the 5-7 age group, you will want to check these out.
What are the Matt and Mia’s Adventures books about?
Matt and Mia’s Adventures were written to encourage children to develop a love for reading. The books contain fun stories that focus on early literary skills, such as counting and identifying shapes and colours.
There’s so much to love about this series, but I’ll try to keep this short or I’ll write all day! The biggest issue that educators are having at school, is that children are battling with comprehension. They can read, but they sometimes don’t grasp what they’ve read. So the biggest drawcard of these books for me, is that at the end of every page, there are questions that quiz the child on what’s been read. In addition to aiding with comprehension, some of the questions encourage the kids to:
Count items, and
To think about why the scene on the page is happening, or why the character is feeling a certain way.
These are all elements that will set your child up, in a fun way, for what they are going to encounter at school. I always love sneaky education disguised as fun;) In addition to the above, the illustrations are really vibrant and engaging for kids.