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2009 February 7 » Philoxenos

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reading for little girls

7th February 2009

reading for little girls

Precious is nearly 5.5 years old. I’m having a really hard time believing that. She’s also reading a few years beyond her age. She can pick up the NIV Bible and read it and comprehend most of it, particularly the OT stories. There are some holes in her knowledge, which is no problem considering she’s only 5! We’re working on that stuff. But this makes it very challenging for me to find age-appropriate reading material for her. Some of the stuff that is at her level covers topics I don’t want her exposed to yet. Fortunately for her she still loves to read picture books, which can often be challenging because they’re written as read-aloud books, rather than personal reading.

Today at the library I picked up a copy of one of the American Girl books. We have the set of three movies that have come out and we all really like them. Some great topics are covered and offer lots of stuff to discuss. Anyway, Precious is currently sprawled on her bed devouring that book. Samantha is her favourite doll so far and she’s enjoying reading more about her.

I’m hoping that we can get her an American Girl doll for her birthday. Of course by then she will have read all of the books from the library, but I know that she’ll still enjoy the doll.

Anyone have suggestions for good reading books for her, considering her age?

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