Books your "onlies" like

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Books your "onlies" like
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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 9:34pm

My DD is 8 and loves to read. She has gotten into the Seekers and Warriors series'

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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 9:29am
See, and my DD is totally different. I just had to take all of her library books away from her (36 books!) and I will be returning them today because she had her nose stuck in a book instead of doing what I asked her to do (get dressed and ready for the day). *sigh*

I'm still torn as to whether I'll actually return them, or just take them away and then give them back to her to read in several days when she can show me that she can follow directions. I know the RIGHT thing to do is return them, but I also know that we often go to the library and books she saw a previous visit and didn't take out, are not there in a subsequent library trip because others borrow them. So, I kind of don't want to return them, but just keep them out, but in my room or something. LOL!

I've never heard of "The very lazy ladybird" or "Hairy McLarey". I'll have to see if they have them over here.
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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 6:41am

I wish my DD liked books as much now as when she was 2 or 3!

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Mon, 05-09-2011 - 9:24pm
I love that book! I always waited for my DD to have a favorite book that she would have us read over and over and over, but she never did. She loved the variety and always loved to pick something new each time she went to get a book. :) So, I won't have that "favorite book" that I can pass along to her kids with the story of "this was your mommy's favorite book!" Wearing out a book is a great thing, though! Reading is so great - we read constantly and my DD was an early reader. I think that really helps kids to build their vocabulary and learn to read. :) Good for you for doing that for your DS. :)
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Mon, 05-09-2011 - 10:25am

My son is 15 months and he loves Good Night Moon.

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Wed, 05-04-2011 - 1:01pm
Ever since I had M@, I've listened in the car up/back to work (so almost 19 years - yikes) - some readers are bad, but others, like Jim Dale, are phenomenal and then I don't want to get out of the car!

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Wed, 05-04-2011 - 11:43am
That's one thing I very rarely do, listen to books. We had a couple of princess story tapes when DD was tiny that she liked.
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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 3:47pm
Oh, that's another idea! Thanks for that! It would save my voice, and it would be fun! We might have to get the book to follow along, though (sometimes it's easier to know when a chapter is ending, if I can have the book in front of me). :)
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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 9:09am
If you're up for listening together, Jim Dale does a PHENOMENAL job of reading the Harry Potter books - I have them all on CD and in book form. I've listened to them twice myself in the car up/back to work!

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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 8:52am
LOL on reading the Harry Potter books out loud. I'm sure I'll be doing that! :) My mom did it with my sister. I know it'll take us eons to complete them, but I believe my mom or my sister have all the books, so if I don't have to borrow from the library to read out loud, I think I'll manage. My problem is that my voice doesn't hold out for more than a chapter or two at a time. I've been having some horrible times with my voice lately and I don't know what's causing it. (My allergist has a sneaking suspicion that it could be silent reflux, but isn't putting me on medication until I do a trial of weaning down to a lower dosage of my asthma medication and I have another breathing flare-up.)

I do love to read out loud to my daughter. Right now we're working through the Little House on the Prairie books.

As for the Ga'Hoole books, there were parts that I read to my DD that I was concerned she would get scared with as I was reading, but she did just fine. Again, I think it's a matter of painting your own mental image versus having a movie paint those pictures for you.

Oh, and your DD would be in great company with me. I love roller coasters (although I have a much lower tolerance for them, as they now give me headaches)! You would be in great company with my husband, watching with feet firmly planted on the ground. :)
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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 5:10am

I'll have a look for the Ga'hoole books here. We've not read Harry Potter as she thinks they'll be too scary to read on her own and when I tried reading one out loud it didn't really work as it had too many words! (I do know others who have successfully read them out loud)

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