This week has seen my son read lots more during the week than he ever has in a week before. He’s been keen to read whenever he can and like his mum, wants to lie on his bed and read.
I’m so glad that he’s discovered the joy of reading as it will open up his world. It sure opened up mine. My first reading love that I remember was Enid Blyton and I devoured her books.
One day he might say to his children that his first love of reading were the Beast Quest books. He’ll even sit at the kitchen table and read some to me. The other night we got home from work and school and I was feeling quite down and tired so I laid on my bed and he read to me. I paid a bit of attention and corrected words that I could tell were quite wrong. I’m also trying to get him to spell words he doesn’t know out loud by saying the long sound, ie – ay be ce de ee ef, etc. He’s struggled a bit with this but is getting there now.
I’ll try to broaden his diet of reading in addition to Beast Quest but as I’ve heard it’s better that he’s reading anything even if it’s just the one author. He’ll branch out one day just like I did from Enid Blyton although that took me a long time as she wrote heaps of books.
I remember my friend’s daughter never used to like reading and Harry Potter got her going as I’m sure it has for many people. Actually I’m sure that in a couple of years JJ will love reading the Harry Potter books too.
Here’s a list of webpages that have books that boys might enjoy reading:
What do your kids enjoy reading and are/were they reluctant readers?
He’s snuck off to his room – I bet he’s reading.
Thanks for the link Jen. My second son hasn’t been as big of a reader as my first, but Harry Potter has recently turned him and he has his head in a book much more often now.
Thank you, Jen. I’ve been looking for books for my 7-y-o boy who is /just/ getting into chapter books. Great links, and good Christmas ideas. This mommy pretty much buys kids books for Christmas. We do buy toys and what not, but I just have mostly bought books for them as ‘my gift’ to them.
There’s NOTHING better for children than books. My kids loved them and still do…all avid readers. They still remember all the books they had growing up…and still talk about them. I often give books as presents…all the time. You can never have too many…and they get passed down through the generations. Good for JJ… Love, Joy
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I agree joy…Kids hate books and vegetables lol..getem to love them early!