Sunday, June 17, 2007
Since Ted can't read yet, I'm not worried about his reading skills disappearing before the school year begins. However, it turns out that The Magic Treehouse series is 37 books long...and has a great little passport with stamps to earn as an incentive to really read/listen for comprehension. Ted does really well, I think, at listening when being read to, and usually can fill in the word for me if he's heard the book before. I didn't realize that he really liked these books, but Alex is into them and Wendy lent me the 2nd book (they read the 1st one in preschool). Tonight we read 2 chapters, and I think if he hadn't been exhausted (more on that later) he would have protested more at stopping so soon. I think we'll have a goal to complete the passport by the first day of school. It shouldn't be hard...but I might have to read more than 2 chapters a night. I might set the timer...I think his Kindergarten reading homework is 20 minutes a day, minimum. Until he starts reading, it's up to us. These are cute books and historical fiction is right up my alley. Check out their website for more info.