In honor of my little dude's last day of Kindergarten today, I thought it would be fun to share some of the books I've been reading with him. What a great stage this is! I love watching his face when he sounds out a new word or reads an old one seamlessly.
Here are a few books about Thoreau that I ordered from the library after our visit to Walden Pond.
I'm not a huge lake person but Walden is a special place. HDT really knew what he was talking about.
My son, his best friend, and his cousins loved hearing the stories about Henry and his cabin that day. There's some great messages in these books about loving nature and enjoying the simple things in life.
We've also started reading chapter books. Mostly, we are still reading these to Fred instead of vice versa, but I think it's a great step that he is able to focus on books with more words and less pictures. That strategy of learning to make pictures in your mind is so critical to long-term reading success.
For early readers, it is ALL about the Magic Tree House series. I have to give huge props to Fred's Kindergarten teacher for introducing the kids to the series this year. They've read about four in class which has gotten them hooked. When I was helping out with the library, the kids would flock to the MTH section and be on the verge of fighting over the ones they wanted. Seeing kids get excited about books gives me hope for our world.
Little does Fred know that he's getting numbers 5-8 as a special gift today after school. As a reader myself, I'm really excited to see him start to fall in love with books like I have.
That's what my family is reading this week. What about you? Any great recommendations for books for early readers?
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