Read It Yourself
I posted about this series before, but it really is the best I have found to follow up on the success of the Peter & Jane series. Now we have moved on to level 2, and despite a recent attitude change (I can’t read it…), herself pretty much always finds out that she can.
Apart from having some popular characters which adds to the appeal, this series concentrates on the classics. Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man and others are all well known to the sprog, and this seems to make a big difference to the accessibility to the material. It’s a big thing for my young reader who seems to be having a bit of a confidence crisis recently (in more departments than one).
Not much more that I can say here that I didn’t say in the previous post on the subject. Am a little miffed that the young lady will reach for a Japanese book over an English one 90% of the time, but this is not really an unexpected thing. Am just keeping on providing the chances, hoping against the odds that she will find a balance. I think that as an only child she is coming up against some issues that I never experienced and I’m trying to factor a few of these into the equation. It’s a subject I haven’t really delved to deeply into, but I have a feeling that is where the confidence issues are coming from. Perhaps this is best continued in another post.