I have 3 children all at different reading stages which is a tad tricky to manage. Pip is now completely besotted with reading which is just so lovely to see. She’ll read at any given moment- she’s always trying to squeeze a page or so in while I’m trying to clean her teeth or plait her hair. She’s progressed quickly and is now onto chapter books and is relishing ‘Milly Molly Mandy’, and ‘The Naughtiest Girl in the School’. It’s been as much a joy for me as it has for her as I re-live all the books from my childhood.
However bedtimes have become trickier because Bean still wants to snuggle up with picture books and Pip is wanting to read on her own but I can’t quite leave behind the story- bedtimes. Tonight I amazoned Famous Five so that I might be able to satisfy both appetites!
Now, Squidge is an odd little thing In many ways particularly with regards to her reading habits! I haven’t yet managed to read her an entire story! She won’t sit still for a minute, she’ll bring me a book but won’t actually let me read it. I was a little worried that this means she won’t love books in the same way that the other two have (scandalous for an English teacher’s daughter!) But recently she’s taken an interest in books albeit grown up books….it’s adorable to watch herself source a book (often nabbing it from her sister) and perch herself on a step and gabble away to herself, pretending to read. Occasionally, she’ll topple of said step as she’ll have picked a book a tad too heavy for her to lift. It’s ever so comical to watch but that said, I am still hoping for the day she brings me a book and then we snuggle and read together.