Thursday, 4 September 2008

I'm so proud!

Of my seven year old, who is one of only three children in her class of 30 at school who is reading at what they call 'stage 11' which, as far as I can tell, is about three years above the required reading for her age. Plus she's been given the job of trainee librarian at the school - a great honour as usually the school won't allow anyone below the age of nine to be responsible for the library. But she asked whether she could be a monitor and her new class teacher was so chuffed she created this trainee role. Way to bond with the new teacher.


K.C. Ball said...

Good for her! The world needs more bookworms, and I use that word as a most sincere compliment, for I consider myself to be one.

Here in the States, the education experts are talking about "digital reading" -- time kids spend with text on the internet -- but to me it just isn't the same.

I read on-line myself, what with all the electronic magazines and journals; but books will always be my first love and my preferred way to words.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, KC, I'm proud to be an old-fashioned bookworm, too. I think reading is vital to character development, social skills, peace of mind - you name it.

Tania Hershman said...

Thats wonderful, reminds me of how I was at her age, it's great to know that the electronic gadget-filled world hasn't erased the bookworm! Of course, with you for her mother, it's not so surprising!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Tania, I'm glad you were a bookworm at an early age also. It's one of those 'acceptable stigmas', at least to my mind.