Bookworm1 will be turning eight this month, even though that hardly seems possible.
A friend of mine told me that her mother allowed her to read one Harry Potter book a year from the age of eight on up. (Although when she was 12 I think she was allowed to finish the series.) That sounds like a good plan. I like the idea of allowing the reader to age with the characters and so that is our current plan. It's been very enjoying for me to be able to start the series all over again. It helps with the pain of having finished already. Heh.
Besides whatever it might happen to be that I am reading to him at the time, he is also reading chapter books independently. I try to keep his list updated here but we're a bit behind. He's been racing through books faster than I can keep up with him lately (which I am totally not complaining about)!
Bookworm2 is now 5 and 1/2 and is interested in everything in the entire world. Most recently he has wanted to learn more about Vikings and so I poked around and came up with a couple of titles for us to read.
Bookworm2 is probably the most "nagging" reader, always standing nearby with a book in hand asking you to read it to him. This is also not something I complain about. It's a good "problem" to have!
Bookworm3 (girl, age 3) pretty much gets stuck reading whatever the brothers want to read which isn't always fair but it does seem to be what happens unless there is some intentional reading time set aside specifically for her. I have to remember this and take time out to sit on the couch and invite her to choose her own books. She is just as happy to be read to as her brothers which is nice.
One book which I bought for her recently was The Ultimate Hairstyle Handbook: Everyday Hairstyles for the Everyday Girl because her hair is getting thicker and longer and she usually likes me to create "princess hair" for her. I'm not very equipped at doing that, having absolutely no practice whatsoever. (Hair has never been my thing, but her sake I am trying my best to learn! I thought this book might help.)
For a little while there we were sitting and looking through the book together. She would get to pick out a hairstyle and then I'd try it out. Here are some of our attempts:
I found this book really useful as it gives step-by-step instructions and lots of pictures! If you are looking fo for a hair "how to" then this is one you might wish to consider!
Lastly, there is Bookworm4 (age 2) who also loves to read. He really loves Roger Priddy's Happy Baby books (which I have raved about a time or two). I am still 100% sold on these books. Every single one of my children have enjoyed them. If you are looking for a new baby gift, check out the Happy Baby Books (sometimes Costco has them in sets).
With Bookworm4 I especially appreciate them as he is learning English and it is helpful to have some basic words to point out to him (i.e., hand, foot, cup, shoe, etc.). Great books! I'm glad he likes them.
And that's a little update on where the Bookworms are in their reading at present!
I'll be linking this post up to Amy's Read Aloud Thursday later on this month.