- the short i vowel sound
- sight words
- topics include: hot/cold, seasons, swim safety, friendship, terrain (desert, ocean, lake), and animals.
*********** Special Note *********
If you like Kim Likes to Swim we recommend that you download our Witty Bitty Bunch Read and Rhyme Stories for Kids app. It contains not only Kim Likes to Swim, but also an additional 5 more rhyming stories (Joe has Sore Toe, Pete has Big Feet, Paul is Tall, Jenny Found a Penny, and Mike has a Bike).
It is one of six interactive books in David Hollaway's Witty Bitty Bunch series. In the story, Kim wants to find friends to swim with. Find out which of Kim's friends wants to take a swim. Parents, teachers, and children all love Kim Likes to Swim for its rhythm, rhyming, engaging characters, and vibrant illustrations.
The story exposes children multiple rhyming words and has been proven to help fluency. It's a great story for bed time and fun time reading.
* Read - The reader can read the story
* Watch - The reader can watch the fully animated story. This option is beneficial for younger or struggling readers
* Vocabulary – There is a vocabulary section where the reader can tap the words to hear it used in a sentence.
* Animated scenes and characters increase engagement and comprehension
* Story is professionally narrated
* Bonus activities and worksheets are available on our website at http://www.quackenworth.com/appactivities.html
5 TOP BENEFITS OF RHYMING
* Learning rhymes early increases a child’s chances of becoming a better reader.
* Rhyming builds phonemic awareness or the ability to distinguish between sounds.
* Rhyming helps children recognize word patterns and teaches word families.
* Rhyming is fun for children and motivates them to read more.
* Rhyming helps a child’s spelling ability.
* Outdoor activity, physical fitness, friendship
* Early literacy
* Boys and girls ages 2 to 6
* Beginning readers
* Grades PK, K, 1
* English-language learners
TEACHERS USING COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
Kim Likes to Swim assists teachers and parents in supporting Common Core State Standards (CCSS') in English Language Arts. It is designed for preschool, kindergarten, and grade 1. Below is a list of the corresponding CCSS's for kindergarten and grade 1:
Reading: Foundational Skills> Phonological Awareness>Phonological Awareness> Kindergarten
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2a Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Reading: Foundational Skills> Phonics and Word Recognition> Kindergarten
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3b Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use> Kindergarten
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5 With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5c Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
Reading: Foundational Skills> Phonological Awareness>Phonological Awareness> Grade 1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2a Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
Reading: Foundational Skills> Phonics and Word Recognition> Grade 1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.