This year my daughter is in first grade and learning to read. She pretty much hates it. She doesn’t like to sit still and sound out words. She wants to instantly recognize all words without ever sounding them out. So we’ve had trouble this year getting her to want to read. Well, a few nights ago I took her to the book store and told her she could pick out anything she wanted if she was willing to read it herself. So this is what we ended up with:
So far, she has read more in these books than she ever wanted to before, so I consider it a success! I love the info in the Wolf Pup and Dolphin book. They are published by the American Museum of Natural History, and have full color photos and easy-to-read science tips that my daughter loves.