Did you know that there are gentle and easy-reading chapter books for kids?
I was not exposed to fiction books when I was Mia’s age. I also don’t have a recollection of anyone in our family reading novels. So you can say I’m pretty clueless on how to transition kids from picture books to text-filled pages with zero illustrations.
I actually almost missed the signs that Mia was ready for it. Have you recently checked if your children are ready too?
Here’s how we started out and it might be helpful to you in spotting for cues. Continue reading →
I am currently on the hunt for early chapter books and it has been extra challenging!
Having an advanced young reader is so much fun but it also means I always have to be meticulous in a way that I can’t just pick Harry Potter even though I know she can finish this in just a few days because the plot is still quite scary for her.
So I’m specifically looking for books that match my daughter’s reading capacity AND have storylines that keep the level of innocence of 6-year-olds.
I spent 2 hours at BookSale (I know, too long!) browsing through every shelf, checking subject appropriateness & grade level labels, and reading back cover summaries until the attendants started looking doubtful about whether I was really purchasing something. 😆
Well, of course, I did! I was so excited for Mia because I think I found some really good ones.
Here are my best finds that I’m hoping she’ll enjoy. 😍 Continue reading →