Was it too soon for tesseracts?
I adored the book A Wrinkle in Time as a child, but when my almost six-year old pulled the book off the shelf and asked me to read it to her, I hesitated. Was it too soon for her to tackle this classic? I wrote about this decision as a parent blogger for Bookboard, a children's ebook service. On the one hand, I loved this book as a child -- but I was in 4th grade when I first read the book. My daughter is just starting first grade. I was also wondering if there was a way to read it at her level, making some parental editing choices as I read (which can feel like a travesty, I know). It turned out to be a great experience, but I exercised caution, too (e.g., not reading the most frightening parts right before bedtime; choosing when to help translate terms and when to just keep reading, etc.). Yes, I concluded she was still a bit too young to fully "get it" in the end, but she got enough to make it meaningful. I know she'll come back to this one over time.
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