Monday, October 19, 2015


Isaak has always been a punk about reading. He likes to be read to, but didn't want to pick up a book to read himself. Last year he kept saying, "I can't read!" He'd flat out refuse. He'd pretend to not know words he knew. He was a real stinker about it. 

This year a retired teacher decided to start a non-profit to get kids reading. Each day a book is sent home with every kid in 2nd grade. The kid has to read it, answer questions about the reading, the parent signs that the kid read the book. The kid marks if the book was too hard, just right, or too easy. Isaak knows that this is something he has to do. He's been very good about doing it. 

I was on the library's website and Isaak said, "Mom I have that book in my classroom. I've read some of it. It's a chapter book." I put it on hold, along with another book in the series. Marvin Redpost is the series. This proves that everyone has different taste; Mica said, "I tried reading those books, and could not get into them." Isaak couldn't get into the Magic Tree House series that Mica loved so much. Maybe Isaak will give the series a shot when he gets more confident in his reading.

Here he was on Saturday morning:

Here' he was when Dad was in Subway getting us sandwiches: 

What book series got you into reading? American Girls started when I was a kid. I got into them big time. Now they are so very commercial, which makes me a little sad.


Unknown said...

I used to love The Magic Treehouse. But as I got older, it became Andy Griffith's "Just" series.

The Cranky said...

Any book at all did for me. I'm an addict, lol.

Have the boys read any of the Redwall books? They might be too old for Isaak, but Mica should be getting to an age to enjoy them.

mail4rosey said...

I loved reading as a kid. I still do, but I don't get the time like I used to have it then. ;) I'm glad he's starting to enjoy books more. :)

mail4rosey said...

p.s. cool dragon socks ;)

Masshole Mommy said...

I have hated reading all my life. I am happy that both of my boys enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

I love seeing the kiddos read! Mine will try and read (she's not quite there yet) and it's cute but frustrating when she guesses the words. We just have her reading to us right now, but she'll sometimes take a book and pretend to read it, which is cute.

I think the series, the earliest series I can recall, reading was Goosebumps.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I used to like Anne of Green Gables and books like that. Glad to hear he is picking up on the reading a little more!

~ Noelle said...

I was in t9 baby sitters club. I hope savannah likes them, as I have my collection :)

Eat To Live said...

Hahahaha.... I remember My Friend Flicka, but it was an old book when I read it as a kid.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

Little House in the Prairie..all the Laura Ingals :)..And Dr. Seuss too..then Nancy Drew . I lvoe reading so much..but my kids are just so so when it comes to reading..I have tons of book at home..sigh..


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