My oldest is definitely his mother’s son. Diego loves to read and I hope he continues to read throughout his life for simple enjoyment. As a former Language Arts and Reading teacher, I can say that reading will help any child with any subject matter throughout their educational careers and of course through life. Creativity stems from reading, vocabulary grows and a young child starts to engage in conversation regarding a series of topics-because of reading.
As Diego starts to make his transition from picture books and easy readers to series and chapter books, here are a few that we have found interesting, engaging and fun. Diego discovered some on his own, I have suggested some of my childhood favorites and other people have made some great recommendations as well. Some of these books are recommended for ages 8 and up but it doesn’t stop us from checking them out or buying these from the list below. I will continue to read to Diego and help him with more difficult books as long as I can.