I'll start this off by admitting that this is silly, in some ways. I know that people let their kids watch and read wildly inappropriate things, and in the grand scheme of things, this isn't so bad.
But I'm going to ask about it anyway.
DD just turned 6. We have read the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd HP books with her. She is DEFINITELY not ready to see any of the movies. (We have not even gotten through Toy Story yet--she can't deal with the torture of the toys scene.)
I just discovered that she has been reading the 4th book. I hadn't hidden it or anything, but I was not planning on reading it with her--I was just going to steer her towards another series.
Commonsensemedia.org, which I usually trust, says age 10 for this book. I know that often kids will just filter out what they don't understand, and I hope that's what's happening. DD will not talk about things that upset her, although we work hard to encourage her to do so.
What do you all think? Leave her alone and let her read? Or make the book disappear? I know I read some really inappropriate things as a kid. Some of them weren't a problem, but some of them disturbed me quite a bit. Is there any predictor of how this will be for DD?