I’ve got great news!
No, really, it is great – my kind of great.
While Ivy has been reading all sorts for the last months, it wasn’t until very recently that she realized that if it was the right kind of book she could read the whole thing, by herself, the first time, with only a little help on the extra tricky words.
It’s awesome! Ivy’s reading confidence has grown exponentially in the last two weeks as she picks up book after book and reads them out loud to us.
All of course providing that the reading happens in a proper setting. A proper setting according to Ivy is one where nothing is too hot, or cold, or soft, or hard, or there are too many sisters, or dogs, or box elder bugs, or she is too tired, or too awake, or too bored, or too interested in something else… If any of that is the case, all bets are off and she will forget how to read the word “the” and everything else she has learned. At that point it’s better to smile and put away the books until another day before you end up contemplating selling her to the gypsies.
But that’s not my problem.
My problem is that my girl is too smart.
(It’s a pretty good problem, I admit.)
Ivy reads a book once.
All further “readings” are just memorized recitations using the pictures and occasionally, checking out a word for a beginning sound.
While this is impressive it’s causing us to go through a lot of early reader books. A LOT of early reader books.
We need more books.
This is where you come in.
For almost three years now I’ve been letting you know what my book recommendations are, now it’s your turn. I need help!
For all the talk I’ve heard about having a hard time finding books for boys there are a seriously lack of girly early reader books at our library. As you may or may not know, Ivy is girly. We need books with cute things, girls, princesses, silly stuff and fuzzy animals!
Right now Ivy has been reading the early reader Dr. Seuss books, Puppy Mudge, Biscuit, and a smattering of random things involving bugs and trains that she doesn’t enjoy near so much. So, my wonderful readers can you help?
-Also, I’d like to note before anyone see’s fit to unnecessarily reprimand me that she rereads the books, practicing and gaining confidence many times before they head back to the library. I’m not a book reading, slave master that won’t let her succeed we just need some new material to mix in!