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#31 of 42 Old 05-21-2009, 09:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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THanks again for the ideas and replies! Craft_madia_hero, that is kind of what we do...I will read her picks first and then read something I pick...at the very least it will bore her to sleep!
I may try to movie versions of Peter Rabbit, I saw those the other day at the store and was wondering about them. We did find a boxed set of Scholastic books on dvd which included lots of classics (29?) and from that sparked an interest in Harry the Dirty Dog (which we found at the thrift store!) and a few others that we hadn't read before.
Just to be clear, I absolutely DO let her pick what books to read. I would never deny her her chioce of books or take something away from her that she loves! I just want her to like other types of books IN ADDITION to the ones she loves now.
Elizawill, thanks for the suggestions, I believe we have two of those...but they may be different versions. Do you have a link to amazon so I can see what they look like? Thanks!
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Elizawill, thanks for the suggestions, I believe we have two of those...but they may be different versions. Do you have a link to amazon so I can see what they look like? Thanks!
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A treasury of children’s literature: http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Child...2910314&sr=1-1

classic children's stories: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1


the classic fairytale treasury: http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Fairy-...ref=pd_sim_b_2

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thanks! Those are different than what we have...I will have to try to find those you suggested. She actually does pretty well when there are pictures, so some of our classic book collections are working well atm since there are pictures on every other page or so. Off to look for those books!
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the stories are very good & the pictures are lovely. some stories even make me cry (the matchstick girl is terribly sad). we love these books & you could get them all under $15 including shipping if you buy used at amazon. that's a great deal!

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woo hoo! I found them all on amazon...for less than $1 each! Yeah for amazon!:
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Nice!

Sorry, I realize that was a realllly long post ^^ I meant it as a reassurance; it sounds like you're totally doing the right thing.

It's great to have a community of people to share with!

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I just read the Read-Aloud Handbook, and it had studies of how all these adult book lovers (English teachers, librarians, professors, authors, etc) LOVED series like Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High, Goosebumps, etc., as kids. And comic books, too-- that was like the #1 favorite as youths. So I wouldn't sweat it. Reading as something worthwhile, something that coveys fun stories, as something you do together-- that's supposed to be the biggest thing to create a skilled, avid reader later in life. And there are thousands of great books that I would enjoy more than Potter or Milne. We have lots of Barefoot Books, Dr. Seuss... I would check out the many lists like in this book or online, all over the place, for recs, if it would make you both more happy
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yeah you are right...I'm an avid reader now, and I read through the entire baby-sitters club series in 4-6 grades...
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double post!
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Hey, I still skim The Baby-Sitter's Club when I am in the bookstore :
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If you want good, continuing support of moving into a CM lifestyle I'd check out the ambleside yahoo group.

To my husband I am wife, to my kids I am mother, but for myself I am just me.
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Another she's way to young to be starting those books. CM said not before 6. But you can be reading the books on the Year 0 list for these 2 years, to help her transition into books with meatier reading.

That's what I did with my son and it worked like a charm.
Every book on the Year 0 list was better than the one before.
Don't throw out your love for Charlotte Mason just wait until she's old enough.

I think that people sometimes make the mistake of starting a bright child earlier, but it's still too early.

Lots of nature study, outside time, and the Year 0 books!
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