Sunday, March 29, 2009
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
I just finished reading Peter Pan to my boys ages 8 and 5. I fell in love with the language in this book immediately. It uses a rich vocabulary throughout the text. I thrilled when my oldest son grasped the concept of clapping to keep Tinker Bell alive without my having to explain it to him. Who wouldn’t love a story filled with pirates, flying children, hideouts and fairies? I recommend this as a bedtime read aloud for ages 5-10. Then keep it on your shelf because they will want to read it themselves later. Don’t let the language daunt you from reading it to them because when you read aloud they grasp the subject more easily.