Nap times for the older girl has dissipated in this house. I must admit I think it is bit more difficult now that I have lost my quiet times (craft/work times). I am left with trying to figure ways to do “quieter” activities during this time when we can just relax a bit and not run a muck about the house playing and making a mess. My solution is to start reading chapter books to True (and Brave if she decides not to nap).
I bought a few Pippi Longstocking books off ebay because my girls have seen the movie and love her, so I figured this would be a fun, free spirited story to start with. I would read, then stop here and there to see if they can do any retelling, they couldn’t do too much, but you have to start somewhere right?
I am excited to be reading this book with them and it is already conjuring some activities that we can do based on the book. Pippi is such a great character, how can you not have fun reading about a girl like that?!!
Do any of you have any experience reading chapter books to pre-school age children? Is it too early? Do you have any fun reading tips? Please share as I would love to learn what you do!