We definitely encourage a love of reading in this house. One way to do that is to start reading to them at bedtime. Normally, we pick easy to follow chapter books and do 1-2 chapters a night.
So here are 5 of our favorites so far!
I think I liked this a lot because it's based on true events so the kids got a little history lesson with it too. We had discussions on what life was like back then and because it's from the point of view of a child it was easy to follow.
2) The Wayside School
As I mentioned in a previous post, I still love these books. They're silly and funny. The chapters are short enough to do 2-3 each night and simple enough to keep my boys' attention.
3) Upside-Down Magic
This book follows a group of kids who can't seem to get their magic "right." It teaches a lesson about being true to yourself and accepting your uniqueness. I think I enjoyed it as much as the kids did! (Okay, maybe more...)
There are A LOT of books in this series (we haven't read them all.) The boys liked this because it's from the point of view of a young kid with young kid problems and misunderstandings. It offered a lot of discussion points too. GREAT for kids with first-day of school jitters as Ramona deals with that!
5) Magic Tree House
Again, A LOT of books in this series (and we didn't even finish our first 4 in the box set...I need to start those again)
Imagination is the name of the game! Yes, they really "go back in time" or whatever, but so what? The kids had fun and ended up learning little bits too.