Hi there. I still remember the very first books I read- things like "See Spot Run" and "Dick and Dora". These very simple books helped me learn to read in my language, are there any such in Japanese? I have tried looking around but if they are there I guess they are on Japanese websites where I can't read well enough to browse yet.
A lot of the focus here seems to be on speaking Japanese, but I feel an approach that encourages more reading would be great. Having series of books to read with the simple words we start off with would, for me, be awesome. Even if it's just "This is a dog." "This is a giraffe." "Look at the sunrise." I can read hiragana easily enough now but my vocabulary is small and trying to memorise longer phrases when I'm not actually using them each day is not really working for me. I've got time to spend on this but I can only absorb so much new stuff each day so having simple things to read would help me learn new stuff at a steadier pace I feel because I can always read but I can't actually practice having conversations to make those teachings stick.
So my request is to provide simple Reader type books to practice what we're learning as we go.