Last night Jelly Bean (9.8yrs) began reading for pleasure!!! I am beyond excited and just had to share our joy!! She took a Little House Chapter Book to bed, read 2 chapters and then was up bright and early reading another chapter before breakfast.
This has been a long, long road, and although JB is not our first later reader and it was reassuring to have traveled this road before, the journey is at times disheartening and monotonous when a child plateaus and stays there for a year!
Finally we have arrived at our destination and planning to enjoy exploring this ‘whole new world opened before us. It won’t be long before Jack Jack (7.8yrs) joins us in this new pleasurable world too:):) When our children begin reading for pleasure the family tradition is to purchase a book of their choice, so Jelly Bean now has a decision to make.
If you are interested in our journey with later readers I’ve previously shared the struggles and triumphs.
A Love For Reading
Launching a Later Reader
Literacy and Beginner Readers
When Children Are Later Readers
- What easy chapter books would you suggest?
- How old were your children when they began reading for pleasure?