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Fun books to read for a 5 year old

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Chestnutx3 Fri 14-Oct-11 08:28:53

DD can read quite well but doesn't seem keen on reading. She loves all the puzzles and game homework and even the list of words she gets from school but really drags her feet when it comes to the reading the book of the night. Luckily the school doesn't stick on one reading scheme but she still doesn't seem very inspired by the books. She has completely cracked reading phonetically but gets stuck on some of the tricky words. I think if she had more fun books to read or nearly read it would inpsire her. Have parents evening soon but any ideas of books to get for half term?

Reading is becoming a chore to be avoided for her, I don' really undestand as I have always devoured books from the first day I could read one! Over the summer I was completely relaxed about reading and she read very little, tried reading chest but again the books were rather dull.

threeslices Fri 14-Oct-11 09:15:41

My dd who is also in reception, is good a reading phonetically too and was keen to read her books until they got a bit too long and had too many tricky words in. So we backed off a bit and gave her books which she can read with little thought. She is then really happy to confront the odd tricky word or longer phonetically plausable word, and i can see the enjoyment has returned. Maybe get a few books out the library which are easier than normal for her but don't see it as a step back - she is still reading but without the pressure.
My ds crawled through the book bands in reception - school took it really slow which frustrated me at the time, but by end of year 1 he was free reading and now adores reading.

2BoysTooLoud Fri 14-Oct-11 09:22:50

Also maybe read really fun books to her like - Aliens love underpants. Lovely rhythmic books to get her enjoying the idea of books again.

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