Charlie’s reading has gone from strength to strength since starting back at school in September. He can now quite often be found with his head in a book which has really shocked me as let’s be blunt – Charlie would happily watch TV all day every day if he could.
It’s always been something that I’ve wanted to encourage where possible because all TAs and teachers have told me that boys can be hard to keep reading as they get older, so when Charlie started wanting to read “proper” books with chapters I decided to get him some that he would enjoy.
Before he was born, we discovered this amazing little town which we all love to go together for a day out a few times a year, and in this town is the most AMAZING second hand book shop. The books are all in such brilliant condition and there’s a massive current selection. A few weeks ago my sister and I went and I found 6 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books – each for £1.75 in immaculate condition! I also got a Harry Potter book but sadly it was the third in the series so I’ve ordered the other two.
All this reading has paid off and he’s been moved up a stage at school and his TA has told him he will be free reading by the end of year 2. I’m really proud of him and really want him to keep it up. We are so lucky to have a brilliant library not far from here and I think every month we need to start making a special effort.
If anyone has any other recommendations that would be fab. (David Walliams is on order!)