I discovered reading quite late – delayed by the fact that I didn’t really learn to read properly until I was about 6 or 7 or in Year 2 of school. As a child I had an amazing short term memory (in fact, I probably still do), and when my family would “practice” reading simple school books with me, I would memories the story, with the aid of all the pictures. Not on purpose. I just did it, without realising. It was only in year 2 when I was asked to read something out allowed in class and I read the sentence back to front that they noticed (I said something like “The house is green”, rather than “The green house”). Lightbulb moment for my school teacher.
Anyway. I digress. I came to reading late. I remember the first book I read all by myself was “Die Kleine Hexe” aged about 8. And then the reading floodgate opened.
So, from my own delayed experience and now huge love of books, it is important to me, to get my children interested in and reading books early. We already read a lot of bedtime stories together, and I can’t wait to progress to the next stage!
It is quite some time now since I read The Hobbit. I remember reading it – devouring it in fact. Being drawn into the fantasy world that the lovable character Bilbo Baggins lives in. Bilbo Baggins is a quirky yet lovable character, who goes through a journey of personal growth during his adventure to seek out the dragon’s treasure.
I have always loved stories of adventure and fantasy – what better escape and “break” from real life?
I am pleased to see the re-release of The Hobbit and have already received my copy. It is one of those books, that both adults and children can enjoy – even better enjoy reading together. I can’t wait for us to start reading “chapter books” at bedtime – as I think this will be a great way for me to relive the story, through the wonder of Red Ted’s mind and imagination. I look forward to seeing which parts of the story will capture his heart and how he response to Bilbo quirky character.
And now… THREE readers have the chance to win their very own copy of The Hobbit.
All you have to do is to leave a comment about you favourite childhood story/books that you can remember reading with your parents
1) Winners will be selected at random.
2) Open to the UK only.
3) Giveaway closes 22 June 2012.
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