6yo has recently brought a reading challenge sheet home from school. I think it’s a great idea to motivate the children by rewarding them with books.
Despite a slow start, 6yo does enjoy reading her books, so guided by myself and Hubby, we will be recording he rprogress as she completes books to set her off on her journey for rewards in the form of books.
The challenge running at school is happening over the year so she’s not pressured to read more and perhaps skip pages and be worried about tight deadlines.
To start us off we have been reading a couple of fun books this week.
Chocolate Porridge tells the story of Timothy, a little boy who really wants to be like his sisters and cook in the kitchen with Mum. The girls don’t think cooking is for boys however and they wont let him help them. Timothy has to amuse himself in the garden and makes his own porridge from bits and pieces he finds in the garden.
He is very proud of his chocolate porridge made from earth and water, and uses it to feed the new tree that Dad brings home to plant at the bottom of the garden.
Mr Monkey is the story of a Monkey who lives at school. Your children have probably brought home a school mascot a little like Mr Monkey. I don’t expect the mascot’s your children have brought home have been magic though have they? Mr Monkey is able to make special things happen to Anya as she brings him home from school to look after him.
Both books are aimed at Early Readers of around 5-7 years. They are a good introduction to chapter books for readers who are gaining their confidence. Both are published by Orion.
Disclosure – we received the books free of charge but all opinions are our own