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5 Days of Summer Reading {How to Choose Good Books for Boys} — 2 Comments

  1. I read to our kids until they were 11 and 12 years old. Of course they were reading other books on their own but we would pick middle grade book like Island of the Blue Dolphins are I would read each night. Christmas was a favorite time to cozy up around the fireplace and read a good Christmas selection. Oh how I miss those days.

    • Parents read to the kids while they’re in picture books, but I find that they tend to taper off as soon as the kids are old enough to read independently. We read several levels ahead of what the kids can read for themselves and it creates a great shared experience–we can talk about it together, point things out in real life that relate to what we read, etc. It creates such a cozy atmosphere of “family.”

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