Chapter Books, Here We Come
Why does my 3 1/2-year-old think she needs to read chapter books?
It might be because for all of her cousin’s birthdays we buy them each a book, and since many of them are older we buy chapter books.
It could be the fact that she really has been reading since she was brand new. As an itty bitty she would sit and let me read her Dr. Suess books, which can be quite long. I guess she is already at the next level of reading!
Whatever the reason, I don’t mind; it gives us even more time to be together. I climb in her bunk bed along with baby girl, who usually plays with the stuffed animals while we lie down at bedtime, and read chapter books for a good hour or so.
Her first chapter books were:
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Ivy & Bean
I have really been enjoying moving to chapter books because I am looking forward to reading some of my favorites as a girl. It got me asking my husband what his favorite chapter books were and here is what we came up with:
- The Baby-sitter’s Club (this is Tyler’s pick; he read these…I don’t know why I find that so hilarious)
- Nancy Drew
- The Hardy Boys
- The Ramona series
- The Boy Detective
- Louisa May Alcott books
- The Witches
What chapter books are your children’s favorites? What chapter books did you love growing up?