Weekly Reading for Little Ones

Book of the Week: “A is for Apple” published by tiger tales

Alphabet books are always great for little ones. It helps them to explore the beginning sounds of our English language. This week we’re focusing on an interactive alphabet book called “A is for Apple”  it has all kinds of things children can be involved in while reading.

Now, since being a teacher I am a bit picky about certain types of alphabet books, mainly because some words and pictures that are paired with a letter don’t even make that specific beginning sound (so tricky for little ones!)…. When teaching children beginning sounds you start with the basics rather than jumping right into long vowel sounds, and digraphs (sh, th, ch, etc…) It’s good for them to have exposure to the different types of sounds the letters make, but make sure to explain this because it can be SO very confusing for young brains!


This book has a few letters where my teacher side comes out and I’m not pleased with, but I love how interactive it is . We just skip over those for now and make up our own, until my son is old enough for me to talk to him about it. It’s okay for them to have exposure to those different beginning sounds, but always make sure to have a discussion about them.

I probably just lost your interest in this book, but DON’T LEAVE YET! With that being said I still recommend this book because it does a great job engaging children with their letters! I may have to write my own alphabet book some day that is teacher approved! 🙂

Okay now that I probably bored you (sorry about that), let’s move on…below I have some great activities along with where you can purchase this book!

Why I love this book?

  • interactive with tracing letters and flaps to flip
  • children explore the shapes of the letter by running their fingers along and understanding how the shapes form.
  • displays more than one word with the beginning sound
  • displays uppercase and lowercase letters
  • provides tips and helpful hints on the back for adults reading with children
  • provides a website for insight on more activities: www.tigertalesbooks.com 

Where can you find this book? 

Amazon is a great place to purchase books, so easy for busy mamas! Find A is for Apple on amazon today!

Activities to Participate In 

0-18 months

  • pull out your keyboard or old computer and have your little one practice their typing skills! this is a grea sensory activity as well. I have an old laptop at home where I have Johnny play with. He likes to touch the keys and I say the letter sound to the specific letter key he touches. I even spell his name with it. SO FUN and SIMPLE

18 months- 3 years

  • when I use to teach kindergarten and first grade I always played this song! It’s even great for little ones to have exposure to.
  • you can also include so many hands on activities with letters! HAVE FUN WITH LEARNING YOUR LETTERS! Hands On As We Grow is an amazing link I found with so many hands on activities that are simple & fun!

Happy Reading!

I always love hearing from people, so feel free to share your insights in the comments below! You can also share this post with anyone else and follow me on my facebook page,  as well as instagram. Thank you so much for taking the time to read!

Wishing You Well,

Happy Mama, Happy Wife, Happy Life


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