|Age 2, Reading on her potty.|
|Reading one of her favorites "Who Moved My Cheese" to|
the schools gecko we kept over a holiday break.
All seemed normal in our household until, at age two, my daughter began "correcting" me when I read to her. Now, as is typical with two-year-olds, you often find yourself reading the same book night after night and, often, many times a night. So, I just thought, "How cute! She's memorized the story!" Which would have been 'advanced' in itself, except I quickly discovered that even while reading new stories we had never heard before she was correcting me.
|Reading "The Tao of Pooh" one afternoon|
after a swim in Nana & Poppy's pool.
I quickly ran out to the closest book store and found some of those "phonics readers" & even invested in a "Hooked on Phonics" package, because where a word stumped her she WANTED to know what it said.
|She was never a big American Girl fan,|
but this collection of Samantha stories
Now, it sound like such a wonderful "problem" to have, but what I started finding was that as quickly as she was reading I couldn't keep up with finding books AT her reading level that were age appropriate. By five, she was reading at a seventh grade level and, I don't know about you, but I couldn't find many seventh grade books appropriate for my 5-year-old.
|Reading a "Secrets of Droon" book to Samantha Jayne.|
|"Found" by Margaret Peterson Haddix|
And, though the concept for this blog has been rolling around in my head for years, it took yet another Mama from Janan's new school asking me yesterday, "What does Janan read?" that made me finally sit down and start to type.
Just as I rely on the Movie Mom to help me make sure I'm selecting the best movies for Janan to see, I'm hoping this blog will help other LGR Mamas make appropriate reading choices for their children. (And, I won't have to keep remembering all the titles and authors!)
|Reading (as always) while eating one of|
"The Jewel Kingdom" books.
|Reading Mama's "Mothering Magazine"|
while waiting at the bank.
So, I'll go back a bit and begin posting my 'reviews' of the books we've discovered over the years. The ones we liked as well as those we didn't. And, if we're all lucky, we'll get feedback from my very own LGR because, trust me, she really knows best!