Happy Earth Day: Greenfield
We didn't have much planned for Earth Day, but my son happened to pick this Greenfield booklet out, so I thought I'd record us reading it (Aside: how do YouTubers do this??! Trying to read while holding my phone is HARD yo 🙈)
In any case, this is pretty typical of how we read Greenfield books, which is technically a "leveled reader" (meant for teaching reading systematically), but I use them as tiny storybooks 😛
They're great cause they're nice and short (this was more important when he was younger with a shorter attention span), and they cover lots of everyday life topics, so it adds a lot of vocab to my son's Cantonese repertoire.
Plus, I love the repetition within each book. It really solidifies vocab and concepts, which you sort of see happening here when my son spontaneously says 「唔好揼，唔好揼」after we finished the book.
Now that we've also casually started Sagebooks, I also spend a few seconds looking at the "flashcards" with him at the beginning and end of each book to see if there's anything we recognize from the Sagebooks.
Greenfield is def not as popular as Sagebooks as a "leveled reader", and I agree it's not for everyone.
Greenfield booklets are not the *most* exciting, and they're not gunna be award-winning pieces of literature here 😜 But they're read frequently in our household, and has worked great for us in developing spoken vocabulary!
Find this set here: Greenfield I Can Read Collection - FULL SET (Levels 1-8) • 我自己會讀 - 全套 (1-8輯)