I'll start with the small news:We found a set of chapter books that Cricket and I both love. We tried a few others first, but last week we read our first Magic Tree House book and we are hooked.
Cricket loved the writing style of Mary Pope Osborne, and I could see her getting lost in the story. The images that are present truly enhance the story, without taking away from your ability to imagine. I think my favorite thing about the book is that Cricket has made two need friends. Cricket has been talking about Annie and Jack and living in their world like I remember books of my childhood.
Now for the really exciting news:
Cricket read her first book by herself!!! A friend of ours lent us this set of books, and Cricket really likes them. They are easy enough that she is picking them up quickly too. She can already read the first book independently and is almost there with the second book. My favorite moment was when she crawled up in her dad's lap and read him the book.
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