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Please help me to relax about dd's reading!

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BigBirthdayGloom Thu 06-Mar-14 18:50:08

I have this periodic worry about dd and her reading and it reared its head again yesterday.
She's an able reader but lacks the stamina to see longer books through but needs them to provide challenge. She's in year three.
I think that a) worrying and getting stressed about it won't help b) she's doing well so it doesn't really matter c) she might just click and get into longer books soon but I feel ridiculously panicky about it.
How can I help? Or if I leave her alone to read just what she likes does it really matter?

Blackcathaireverywhere Thu 06-Mar-14 19:59:09

I'd relax! My son didn't really get into reading until yr 4/5...and still now he'll get very in to a new author and then he'll not read much for a while. He's always done well with reading assessments etc though.

I think if you force it, you're likely to put her off.

Can you leave her to read her own choice on her own but read a longer, more challenging book together? We read every other page or a few pages each of a longer book.

columngollum Thu 06-Mar-14 21:53:26

Bribery works wonders.

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