Thursday, March 13, 2008
My 7 year old just finished Harry Potter 3. She isn't even 8 yet! She loves these books, not that I blame her, I've read them all multiple times, but she is 7! She wants to dive right into book 4 but I'm a little hesitant. Like I said before, I believe that children should be able to understand everything they read and I'm afraid with book 4, which is so much longer than the other books, that she will get lost and frustrated and then not be as confident. So I'm not sure what to do. Her first grade teacher says she has some chapter books that she'd love Tiaree to read. They are harder, not 1st grade books, and she thinks she could handle them. I can't remember what they are called though. I still talk to her 1st grade teacher. I love her to death and she is still so interested in what Tiaree is doing. She is the one that inspired all this reading so I think I'll encourage Tiaree to take her advice and try something else before she tackles more HP. But I am proud and I am so happy that she has such a love for reading! On another note, Jarik read through his first real picture book by himself yesterday! I was so excited for him! He is catching on very quickly too. I hope he has the love of reading that Tiaree does, cause I am such a huge reader. I would love for all my kids to love reading like I do!!