Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Summer of Harry Potter, Update
After a rough start (which I have blogged about earlier this summer), we finally finished the first Harry Potter book on the 4th of July, Yea! My son, eventually, got into the book and once I dragged him away from whatever he was doing (he never likes to transition away from something he is enjoying) he would enjoy the nightly reading. Immediately after finishing the book, we watched the first movie with the Raging Princess (who is also a Harry fan).
I think it is SO important to share the books you love with your kids. They will pick-up on your enthusiasm and even if they don't ever like it as much as you do, you still have shared something of yourself with your kids and along the way are fostering a love of reading that will sustain them for the rest of their lives.
We have started on book 2, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The goal is to finish it before school starts.