Monday, March 28, 2011

Books read week of March 21-27

I'm trying to keep a good list of what ODD is reading so I'm going to try to keep it here. Hopefully it will be a good resource list for other moms with fast readers. These are also good read alouds. My 4 year old loves listening to these as well. I have the kids color a page or two that is a similar theme or do quiet activities while I read aloud or we listen to a book on tape. Some of the quiet activities include:
Play dough, legos, Montessori activities, building with blocks, putting together puzzles. That gives them something to do with their hands. My SDD needs to be doing something to understand what is going on and so does YDD at 22 months.
I try to read ODD's books ahead of time for 2 reasons.
1. to screen what she reads. There is a lot of junk out there and stuff that either she's not ready for at her reading level, but not age level and also influences that I don't want her to have. This is another reason we homeschool and don't have tv except select dvds and videos. be aware of what she is reading and screen what is appropriate or is more appropriate for a read aloud than a silent read.

Billy And Blaze: A Boy And His Horse

Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony

Blaze and the Mountain Lion

The Great Shark Escape (The Magic School Bus Chapter Book, No. 7)

by Jennifer Johnston

The Magic School Bus Chapter Book #10: Expedition Down Under

by John Speirs

Pony Pal series by Jeanne Betancourt
(She read three this week. This is a big favorite series right now)

Prudence with the Millers

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