I wrote all three books when I started teaching my oldest to read, and I used them with all my kids alongside other phonetic readers. Having taught piano for many years I knew that to teach a child to read music or books, you need to: 1) introduce new material slowly in systematic, bite-size pieces, and 2) give students ample practice to achieve mastery.
These books do not constitute a complete phonetic program. But they do offer additional gentle, incremental practice. Many of the stories are duets, where the student reads most of the lines and the parent reads lines with harder words. This allows the student to learn from the reading parent, and the stories do not sound overly didactic.
Here are some samples for you to look at:
The illustrations by Kiara Rivas, a homeschooler, are really cute, aren’t they?
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