to Read and Color!
e-Coloring Storybooks are a great way to introduce Reading and e-books for kids.
I created Coloring Storybooks as a first grade teacher. I couldn't find enough appropriate reading material for my class of 5 and 6 year olds, so I wrote and illustrated a series of storybooks that the kids could read, color and put together themselves. I printed the pages for them and they colored the illustrations. Then they glued the pages onto poster board cut to fit. I punched holes down the left sides and they tied the books together with thick pieces of yarn. Because they had a hand in the creation of these books, the children truly treasured them.
Other (faster!) ways of putting the pages together are; using a hole punch and plastic snap-together rings; just stapling them down the left margin; or inserting them into plastic page protectors and putting them into a binder. I like the binder idea best because the page protectors preserve the pages and more stories can be added.
As a child I enjoyed the combination of pictures and words. As a teacher I saw that the addition of pictures, especially pictures that the kids could color themselves, enhanced the experience of learning to read.
I just love the idea of kids' e-books! What fun it must be to be a child nowadays with an entire library of wonderful stories available at the touch of a fingertip!
Long car trip? Long wait at the Dr.'s office? Long line at the theme park? No problem! With a portable electronic reader, boredom is easily kept at bay!
E-books are also ecological. By downloading and printing only what you need, it's no longer necessary to produce and stock stacks of books in a warehouse.With that in mind I created e-Coloring Storybooks. These are downloadable books that can be read on an electronic device, or printed to create and color your own hard copy.
Here is an e-Coloring Storybook you can download and print for free. It's the first in a series of books entitled Mother,Mother! Each book in the series introduces a new character. This one is about Quincy Quail. The series is written at a First Grade Reading Level.
It is formatted in an easy to assemble form. Just print, assemble according to page numbers, fold (there are 2 pages to a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper), and staple down the spine.
You will need Adobe Reader to view and print this book. If you do not have it installed on your computer, click on this link for a free download;
Free Adobe Reader!
Print as many copies of this book as you like as often as you wish. Just click on the link and print or download to your computer.