Summer Reading Program
The very first book she chose is already on the list The Dino Expert. She is so excited. This book was very challenging for her with large concepts as well as words. We paused several times to discuss the concepts or what a word meant. It was also a great learning experience for her to see that even Mommy needs to sound out words sometimes.
Life is very different with an independent reader. I am no longer present for the vast majority of information input. Independent reading means independent learning. Many times now Froggy has come to us spouting new information she has gleaned from her Totally Amazing books. It means that more information can go in on a wider variety of topics. It also means I need to be more cautious about the books that come into the house. I can no longer do editing on the fly and must preread all books at the library because I never know when they will be read if they come home.
It also means that I am looking for more books that provide learning opportunities. This week lots of Math books came home. The absolute favorite is How High Can a Dinosaur Count by Valorie Fisher. Froggy has not been interested in doing any of the problems that I am aware of but she has asked for the book multiple times and I have seen her reading it on her own.
Much to my dismay, we ended our interlude with Laura and Mary Ingalls and returned to play with Annie and Jack. Froggy is chewing through these books with a voracious speed limited only by the fact that she chooses not to read them to herself so must wait for a parent to be available and willing. I got both Pirates Past Noon and Night of the Ninjas at the library on Wednesday figuring that would last the week but both books will be done before Havdalah. If I could translate her love for these stories into a willingness to even listen to the research guides I would be much happier.
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