I’ve read some really good new books lately, but I’ve also revisited some old books with my son. Classics are classics for a reason! So here are a few we’ve read lately. Age levels are approximate; you know best for your own child.
With Halloween here, my mind is on kids’ natural response to stories. We’ve (unfortunately) gotten good at forcing our kids to “respond” to books in certain ways:
- Having them take a test/quiz over a book, or otherwise answer questions
- Making them write a book report
- Making them do a particular kind of project over a book
Natural response is different. Here are a couple examples of a child’s natural response to a book: