We have many, many books (thank you Goodwill and those parents of good taste who donate!) It's hard for me to put up old favorites even as they are enjoy more complex tales. So we still enjoy the odd Sandra Boynton or Very Hungry Caterpillar and the like. Should I start putting away the old simple books even though they still enjoy them? I was reading on a gifted and talented preschoolers board that the other mothers are reading chapter books to their kids already. My kids certainly seem very bright - thye are starting to read/add etc - but at three this seems like too much to me. It seems these parents are going in a completely different direction than I am. I'd rather enjoy The Sleep Book, The Duchess Bakes a Cake, Harry the Dirty Dog etc for a while more. Personally, I do want to put the simpler books up but feel like if they enjoy them (my daughter loves curling up on my bed and "reading" them), why push it? I was not pushed through my childhood and still ended up doing well academically.
What are your thoughts? I have removed the very simple board books but the ones with story lines remain in rotation currently.