August 08, 2011


Bones has two books to read. For the average kid, like Mr. T or Ringo, that's a non-event. For a kid like Bones, its darn near torturous.

Which is why I've resorted to bribing. These are the last two weeks I have with him before school starts. I want to do fun things with them.

I told Bones for every 50 pages, I'd think of something for us to do. Today was Movie day. (He's reading Johnny Tremain.)

We went to see... The Smurfs. HIS choice.

Mr. T begged out. He stayed home and read and did Geometry. But Bones and I went.

Good Grief.

I cannot believe the Smurfs are BACK. Are big hair and shoulder pads next?!

Posted by Boudicca at August 8, 2011 09:12 PM

geez, I hate math, but given the choice of geometry or smurfs, I'd side with T on that one.

Posted by: K-Nine at August 8, 2011 10:13 PM

I hope the book hooks him in . . . read it, back in seventh grade, for history. As I recall, I was surprised to see historical names in a fiction story. I liked that one and My Side of the Mountain.

Posted by: cin at August 9, 2011 01:02 AM

Smurfs? NOOOOO... long story but I hate the smurfs. Ugh.

Try The Magic Thief. Take a look and see if it is the right level for him. Easy read.

Posted by: vwbug at August 9, 2011 05:55 AM

perhaps he'd do better with audio books? (though I'm sure the point is to strengthen his reading skills)

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at August 9, 2011 07:24 AM

Kindle has a text-to-speech function that's pretty cool. That way he could read and listen simultaneously.

My niece was being taught to read for speed, not comprehension. I'm giving her a Kindle for her birthday so she can use both functions at once and actually comprehend what she's reading. Sheesh.

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at August 9, 2011 03:48 PM

Wait... big hair & shoulder pads went out of style?

Posted by: Harvey at August 12, 2011 08:08 PM