Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Need more books

I was lamenting on a message board last week that our son, who will be 5 in just under a week, has been reading since he was 2 or so. Why lamenting? He's self taught and quite good at it. But he's young, and I was concerned that his ability to read and his maturity were not meshing. He could read longer books, but lacked the maturity to sit long enough to do so.

Fast forward to two nights ago. Hubby went out and the three of us sat down to read. The Little Mister went to the bookshelf and grabbed a level 3 reader (grades 2-4 chapter book with about 60 pages) and said that he was going to read it to us. And he did. He was so proud of himself that last night he read it again for Daddy and then grabbed another one and read it too. We only have a few at this level. I think a library trip is in order. It's like someone flipped a switch and suddenly he's able to sit read these books. I'm so proud of him!

Thankfully there is a book depot in town that has a huge half price sale right after Christmas. The books are already at wholesale prices, and last year we brought home so many! I foresee bringing home many more this year.

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