RAR #24 From Picture Books to Chapter Books and Novels, Sarah Mackenzie
I was encouraged to hear that Sarah Mackenzie struggled with reading the Little House series as one of their first chapter book reads.
We had a few bumps in the road with Little House too, and put it on hold some time during the school year for a couple of reasons. One, we just got so busy. But really, only my 6 year old was enjoying the books, and it was so hard to consistently find a big chunk of one on one time.
So, I have back tracked a little and picked some books that my 4 year old will enjoy, too. She's not super enthused about reading right now, but she is always in the room with us while we are reading. If something sparks her interest, she will run over and check in with the story. I felt like we were leaving her in the dust with Little House.
New to our "library" is James Herriot's Treasury for Children. We just finished it last week and are re-reading again it this week.
I'm learning that with reading, like everything else, I'm always having to change up how we do things to make it work.
“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”- C.S. Lewis
If you have any tips about reading chapter books (especially with multiple kids), please leave them in the comments. I need all the advice I can get!