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    Amanda Carney

    you could always have him read the first one and then he can watch the first movie. it can be a reward for making it through the whole book.


    love this! we read ALL the Harry Potter books together… I mean, I read them aloud with my two kids, who were 5 and 7 at the time. after each book, we watched the corresponding movie. now the books live in my son’s room and he’s read some of them on his own. it was a big commitment, but we read together most nights, so we gave over many months to the Harry Potter series. tackling that has set the stage for the Tolkien books, too. we’re doing those this way: we read The Hobbit, then we let them watch all three of the LOTR movies, then we read The Hobbit AGAIN (at my kids’ request, they loved it so much), then we saw the movie of The Hobbit in the theater, and now we are reading the LOTR books. i’m certain that our practice of reading aloud has encouraged my kids to want to read on their own, too. 🙂 great times!

    Melissa Lawrence

    Great reading tips, thanks for sharing!