Our third grader has heard quite a few read -alouds during this almost two months of homeschooling this year, and I wanted to share a few of our favorite titles with you.
The Third Grade curriculum focuses largely on how humanity lives on earth, being here on earth and our connection to the divine and authority and the journey we make as human beings. It is a beginning foray into a protagonist a child can identify with, as opposed to solely archetypal characters, but I would urge you to hold off on literature with darker and more mature themes. This is a bridge year with literature for children who nine or almost nine. Waldorf parenting and education, I feel at its core, is often about keeping children as “young” as possible as long as possible. A good rule of thumb is to help your child choose literature where the protagonist is about the same age as your child, and if you have a sensitive child, to always pre-read.
Here is what we have read so far this year: Continue reading