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Reading materials for my 6yo ds

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heather1 Thu 22-Sep-11 18:22:48

Hi, I would be grateful for some advice. We have moved to Switzerland and my DS aged 6 is attending local Swiss school. He is taught in German and will be learning to read in German too.
But I want him to continue to read in English. We try to read each day. I would say that for his age he reads well and when he is interested in the subject material he enjoys reading. He has also showing signs of wanting to read independantly and will try to read for his brother aged 4.
At the moment we are reading Dorling Kindersley readers books at level 3 and sometimes 4. As you can imagine its hard to get reading material over here. Most of the books are in German! So please can you reccoemmend reading schemes of books that wont break the bank. Thank you

Foxranawaywithhisshoes Thu 22-Sep-11 20:04:39

Try Scholastic Books or The Book People - I think both of them have reduced cost reading schemes.

LauraIngallsWilder Sat 24-Sep-11 11:43:25

Hi Heather
If he is already reading dk readers level 3/4 (if they are the same as we have in our library) he is almost reading independently as you say. I would get him chapter story books (in sets, its cheaper) from the book people as Fox said. (I dont know if they ship overseas though.......)

Dick King Smith, Roald Dahl etc
If you go for classic authors (the stuff of your childhood and earlier) you will most likely remember the authors and stories anyway so that will give you some clue when ordering!

I wouldnt bother with reading schemes as such as he is already reading. You might like these though treetops

Saracen Sat 24-Sep-11 15:20:23

What about audiobooks? That would help him expand his English vocabulary and might hook him into particular authors.

There are some audiobooks you can download free online, from Librivox for example. I have an idea that although you are blocked from watching BBC iPlayer TV programmes outside the UK, you can use the iPlayer Listen Again feature to listen to radio from anywhere in the world, and they sometimes read books there.

doigthebountyeater Sun 25-Sep-11 16:54:29

A big vote for The Book People from me. Amazingly good value and excellent books. They often do very good value packages of The Oxford Reading Tree books which I know some don't like but my son (almost 6) has really enjoyed.

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