We haven’t done very well with our picture book reading this week because for bedtime stories we’ve branched out to Milly Molly Mandy.
Smallest is loving it. The repetition of the family (grandpa and grandma, father and mother, uncle and aunty), the independent days of Milly Molly Mandy herself, the ever so gentle adventures (blackberrying, little-friend-Susan’s sleepover) all of this seems to be about perfect for her. She doesn’t seem to have noticed the lack of cars or phones, although we’ve talked about the money a little.
When Big was possibly a little bit older than this, we did Milly Molly Mandy home education. There’s lots you can learn from it. I think I’ll try it again, with some baking, and cress growing and knitting and so on, and we’ve already spent lots of time on the map. The pictures are wonderful, lots of detail to discuss.
Have you read Milly Molly Mandy? Or do you have any other first chapter books to recommend?