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Best Books for Kids?

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My 6 year old (birthday Nov.) is home schooled right now as we started with his education at an early age and frankly traditional school is like daycare for him. Although he is very smart, he does have issues with learning things sometimes with traditional classroom methods, he often needs things repeated to him, demonstrated and sometimes 2-3 times. He has always said he HATES reading, but he's so great at it! He does have to read educational content but I try to make it fun for him and then he has his casual quiet reading time where he reads books of his choice. My biggest issue has been balancing his desire for pictures (typical 6 year old) with the level of reading matching his capabilities, while still being appropriate for his age. He loves superheroes, Star Wars, and books about adventure, he's been reading the Jedi Academy books and for the first time he now says "I love reading now!". He was very excited when I presented him with the 2nd book. He likes the kids national geographic magazine, joke books, some of the minecraft books aimed at younger kids. I would say the most he's gotten excited about though are Star Wars related, there are some Star Wars DK Readers but they only go up to level 4. We've been reading a book I was read when a child, A Story A Day Till Christmas (1985). A lot of the stories are boring for him so we will reread one he liked those nights. Both of us like the story Christmas Every Day the best.

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LOL! CCL. if I didn't know better, I'd say your DS must be related to my DGS! He also loves to read stories about superheroes, etc. Like your DS, he's an excellent reader, but "didn't like" reading, until he "discovered" these. I'm going to tell his mom/my YDD about the Jedi Academy books, too. I'll bet he'll love them!

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