For a month or two, Garry has had a fun bedtime ritual with Zach and Tyler: reading to them from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This has been special time for the boys and their dad, and the story was exciting to boot! Last weekend, after they finished the book together, we watched the movie based on the book after the little ones went to bed. The boys loved it.
Zachary immediately devoured the second book in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which was our prerequisite for watching the movie. Tyler wasn't sure he could read the book on his own (I wasn't so convinced myself), but after a couple of chapters, he was hooked. Tyler likes things nice and quiet when he reads, so I have found him sprawled on my bed, hiding in my closet, lying on the couch, and, today, kicked back in the garage.
I love, love, LOVE to see him reading.
I'm still not sure how I feel about a six-year-old reading Harry Potter. Some of the details are lost on him. For now, that's just fine. But I hope to find a different series to hook him for the summer. Any suggestions?