So I'm looking for some opinions here. M turns five years old in October. I adore the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace. She will not be capable of reading Betsy-Tacy yet, but the girls are also 5. Would you give it when she can read it independently or when it can be a read aloud?
I have the same question for the box set of Little House on the Prairie. She loves this series, but is familiar with them because we listen to audio CD's in the car.
My initial thought is to hold off on Little House, but to go ahead with Betsy-Tacy...and then give her one book each year. Of course, this could backfire a bit if we were to have another little girl in the future. Most of our books are considered to belong to the family, though each child has many books in their bedroom.
What would you do and why? Thanks!
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