Our daughter loves these books (there is I believe 12 in this Shugo Chara set) and on a recent trip to the local library she checked out the 7th one. Now many times she has checked out on or another in this set and we will lay down and read them together. Reading these drives me crazy as it is read backwards.........kids these days are use to this as a numerous of anime type books are readily available. This can be hard for a middle aged woman to get use to!
Anyways what made this trip so darn special is this is her FIRST book she is reading from cover to cover ON HER OWN! Reading has not come easy for this child, and she has only asked me twice how to say a word which were really large words for her. I AM SO PROUD OF HER!
She will giggle and then look up, give me a prelude to what is going on and then read the page she found delightfully funny and she narrated the prelude in an order that made sense! Now for those who do not know her, this may not seem like a big deal. Yet when she speaks, many times the wrong words come out, or she does not string it together in a proper sequence so making sense of what she is trying to say can be quite a struggle.
These are just some struggles that we have dealt with and so in this moment, that has shown huge steps for her, hurdles finally jumped over is a very exciting time. I am so happy for her as this is something she has wanted to do for a long time and has been an on going struggle for her!
In your corner baby, cheering wildly!
Oh and since she loves these books, I ordered #1 for her and will continue until she has all 12!