I joined Pottermore and have been locked out at the beginning of chapter five with the picture of Diagonal Alley with no idea how to get to the next picture. I have collected objects (not sure if I found everything though), and read everything available, so am not sure what I am doing wrong. Anyhow, please add me as a friend. I am SeerRose29498 ~ there was a choice for a cauldron name, too, that wasn't so bad, but thought SeerRose would be easier to remember.
I am all for encouraging kids to be all they can be. Reading is the best way to create a life-long love of books. My kids always came first to me. I'll always have those memories, too. I truly believe such personal attention to children as they grow increases their confidence and intelligence!
He does love to listen to me read. Recently read him the Juveniles version of Dragonlance, Autumns Twilight, I think, the first book. It's an abridged version, which was good since he only had the attention span for one or two chapters unless there was lots of fighting. Which there was. At the end of each chapter, I reviewed it with him. Asking him questions and telling him plot points and having him guess outcomes. And there were plenty of spots he'd ask me what the word meant. But really, most of them he understood. The book is for 8-11 year olds. He's 5.
We went for his assessment for kindergarten and the teacher doing the review was very impressed by his vocabulary and proper use of words and to turn them around. He's very good with -ed, -ing, etc. He was always good at flipping words around like I/me/you. But as you can probably imagine, I overexplain things to him as much as I overexplain anything I don't know what his percentile will be. I know he can read, but he doubts his abilities and does it when we're not looking.
He likes to be sure of something before showing off to us. Like the first time he walked! Or went down a slide. When he thinks we're not looking
I'm confident in his abilities, I wish he was. He always surprises us with what he knows and what skills he has. He's very funny and clever.
One of my grandnephews read books 1 - 5 when he was eight-years old. He was quizzed on his knowledge of the books and was in the 85th percentile. Kids have to be ready for the books, that is for sure. I used to read my kids and their friends books like, "Tales of a Fourth-grade nothing" and "Superfudge". The kids would sit on the floor and listen until my voice gave out!
I've read them the first time around when my son was a baby. I started over reading it to him again to bed, but then he wanted me to stop. He likes it, but sometimes it isn't what he is in the mood for, I guess.
It was released to the public recently. There were quite a few Beta Testers and the two I know on dA signed up last October 31st. The one deviant as just a number "3" at the end of her screen name for Pottermore! I was just told only the first book is available on Pottermore! I was thinking all the books were posted, so it should be that long to finish the first book. It is getting time again to read all the HP books. It must be done at least once a year!
One of the problems I've had with the site is the screen freezing. I'll keep trying to make it "wake" then have to force quit Firefox, wait a few seconds, open it back up and go back to the site and find where I left off. Of course, every screen I have to look at and play with the mouse since I'm fascinated how the picture moves back and forth (doesn't work on the iPad since it doesn't support Flash ~ I can collect if I can find an item but the screen is static), as well as having to read everything available. Then I panic and go back to make sure I've seen everything. That is one of the problems being OCD. I take medication for it but still have some of the quirks of the condition!