Monday, October 29, 2012

BOB Books- Mat

I have been waiting for Butterfly's initiative to learn to read on her own.  Just a few days ago, she said she wanted to read a book all by herself!  Yes!!  Thank goodness I had just got my first set of Bob Books!  I've heard so much about how these books are great to learn to read with!  So we pulled out the first book "Mat" from the Collection 1 box.

We spent some time on it, learning the words by sounding out the letters, and by the end of the evening Butterfly was reading this book all by herself!!  Her Daddy and I were so proud!

I thought before we move onto the next book, we need to make these new words and sight words concrete!  I want to make sure she knows them really well before we add more new words in.  So I decided to make my own worksheets!  My first printables!!!  And of course I will offer these to all of Rockabye's Readers for free!  I'm going to make a set for each book as we progress through the Bob Book collection!

Click HERE to get the first books' worksheets for the book "Mat" FREE from my Teachers Pay Teacher Store!

The first sheet, Butterfly traced the new words and then attempted to write the new word herself on the provided line.  The next sheet, its a word match up, it gets her looking and reading the words again, matching the left column to the right column.

I made an easy wordsearch to get her to read and find the new words.
And in the beginning of the book, there is a page on "beginning sounds" for letters M, A, T, and S.  So I made colouring sheets with letter and word tracing to emphasize and practise these sounds that are in her new words.  Go check out my new printables and help yourself! :)

I also found some helpful worksheets for Book 1 at Walking By The Way 's site.

Circling first sounds, another wordsearch, and we used the Listen and Stick page.- I called out one of the words, Butterfly put a sticker under that word's column, until we filled the whole chart.

Here is a video of Butterfly reading her first book, "Mat" !

Next Monday will be BOB Book 2- Sam, with more printables to share!

Click Here for Rockabye Butterfly's BOB Books Free Printables.

Visit more BOB Book Blogger's posts and their free printables:
 We will be posting together every Monday as we go through the books together with our children!

In Lieu of Preschool
3 Dinosaurs
Royal Baloo
Walking By The Way
This Reading Mama 

Also, come follow our new BOB Books Pinterest Group Board!


  1. Great idea! We loved Bob books too

  2. Your printables look great. We love Bob Books too.


  3. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  4. These are great. My little guy loves matching things, and he loved these sheets!

  5. Just finished the first Bob book a couple days ago and printed the worksheets. Thank you so much!!! What a great resource! You are awesome!

  6. I am so excited about your BOB book printables...we just started the books with our son over the weekend and I happened to see a pin to your blog! THanks for helping all of our lovies learn :)

  7. These are great, thank you so much! We just started the BOB books over the weekend, and I happened to see these pinned. Thanks so much :)

  8. Just found these, and started using them this week. THANK YOU for making your printables available. . .they are perfect.

  9. I live in Canada too (east coast). I started with the pure reading skills BOB Book. My daughter just started kinder start and she's doing French immersion sonI want her to have a good base forbEnglish. Love your printables!

  10. Thank you for your generosity! I made a little donation, it's not much but hopefully others will too and it will add up. I do appreciate you sharing all your wonderful printables.


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