keedalee wrote:I just finished reading "Charlotte's Web" to my girls (ages almost 3 and 4 1/2) and we were able to discuss some hard things such as Wilbur's fear of being killed and then Charlotte's death. I would rather read these kinds of books than some of the newer 'early' reader kinds of books, where I'm changing the word 'stupid' to 'silly' because we don't approve of that word.
We just started reading the original 'Wizard of Oz' and the girls are really enjoying it. Am hoping that we can watch the movie together for the first time after we have finished the book.
Any other suggestions for bedtime reading to children of this age? I've got the Little House books - but the chapters are so long. Loved them when I was younger - that and Nancy Drew!
The Invention of Hugo Cabret was a Caldecott Winner a few years ago. We bought it because it is our tradition to buy our daughter (3) the current Caldecott for her b-day, and work backwards by year through the winners for Christmas. Anyway, Hugo was a little old for her at 2, but she loves it now that she can handle some chapters. It's part chapter, part picture book with INCREDIBLE artwork (er, hence the award). Anyway, that's my recommendation. And thanks for reminding me that we have Charlotte and Stuart Little on the shelf- she got them for birth-gifts but hasn't been ready for chapters until recently. Yea!