My six-year-old son started reading this Spring. We started with the basics – Dr. Seuss. He was so proud when he finished Green Eggs & Ham. The Cat in the Hat took about three nights. He picked and chose pages in One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
But he kept coming back to Green Eggs & Ham. He read it to my parents at Passover. He read it during a family camping trip to all his big cousins. He takes it out on the deck in nice weather to read to himself.
For a school assignment, we raided his younger brother’s bookshelves for Eric Carle and PD Eastman. Now we have moved on to the easy to read section at the library.
A 6-year-old’s Favorite Books
Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle and Bill Martin, Jr.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault and Lois Ehlert
Ricky Ricotta by Dav Pilkey and Martin Ontiveros
Put it on the List by Kristen Darbyshire
Old Mo by Stacey Hsu
Mo Willem’s Pigeon books
Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner
Are you my mother? by PD Eastman
A mother’s pride
As an avid reader, a writer and a mom, I am so excited by his interest in reading. His ability to read has grown exponentially in such a short time. When we get into the car, he immediately reads aloud the titles of his brother’s books stuck in the seat backs.
In our local library’s summer reading program, he now gives book reports on books he reads himself. After a book report (and the resulting prize), he picks out new books from the easy to read section, and begins to read them over snacks in the library’s café and on the car ride home.
We can barely get his nose out of the new book. Just like his mother!
What are your child’s favorite books?