Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Greek myths and dominoes

C is about 150 pages into reading D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths all by herself. She got it on Saturday as a birthday present, so that's five days' work. I'm very pleased, since it was assigned as summer family reading, and the more she reads, the less we have to read. We will need to go conscientiously over the book after she's done to make sure that she knows the proper English pronunciation of all those unfamiliar Greek names. She can read long stretches of fat books as long as the books are broken up into short segments, like this collection of myths or the collection of fairy tales that she got from my childhood collection. I wonder when she will make the jump to reading chapter books. She recently read a few chapters of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but not with the sort of dedication with which she's been attacking the Greek myth book.

Yesterday, we went to a game store and C picked out a set of dominoes. My husband thinks that keeping score will be very good for her arithmetic skills. He played both kids last night (without keeping score).

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