We've gathered three booklets that are perfect for introducing and familiarizing your early reader with the present participle, or “-ing” verbs, through simple words and sentences. These booklets pair clear images of an action with the corresponding present participle verb. This combination of visual cues and patterned text will introduce your little reader to present participles.
The booklets, listed in order of increasing difficulty, can be used individually or as a collection that will build upon your child’s knowledge of “-ing” verbs by stepping up the difficulty level in each booklet. Start with Water and move through to What Comes Next? to guide your child from single words on a page to full sentences.