Monday, May 05, 2008

Is Our Kids Reading?

A new study purports to show what school children are reading these days.

My kids aren’t old enough to read on their own yet, but I read a lot of books to them every evening and I was happy to see I’ve already got almost the enitre First Grade reading list covered.
We read lots of Dr. Seuss including many that are not on the list. I was surprised to see The Foot Book so high up on the reading list, however, (going all the way up to 2nd Grade) since it is so basic and there are many other Seuss books better suited to those age levels.
Seuss is represented on the list by Green Eggs and Ham; The Foot Book; Hop on Pop; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish; and Cat in the Hat.
Then they have several other favorites of our including Clifford the Big Red Dog; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; and Goodnight Moon.
On the Second Grade list we read Where the Wild Things Are and on the Third Grade list we read The Polar Express.

Some of my kids’ other favorite books include:
Owl Babies
Big Red Barn
Put Me In the Zoo
A Zoo for Mister Muster
Poky Little Puppy
Scruffy the Tugboat
Many Moons
Curious George
Winnie the Pooh
and lots of other Disney books.

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