Reading for 6-8 year olds. The Tinklers Three.

February 11, 2014 · 17 comments

I have always loved reading to the girls.  I started with my eldest when she was three months old!  Yeah I know – a little too keen. But I loved doing it and she was happy just to be snuggled up close hearing my voice.   And do you know what – nothings changed on that front.   At nine she is  the world’s biggest bookworm and still begs me to read to her.  (Mission accomplished.)    In fact all three of my girls love being read to.  

Over the Christmas holidays we were lucky enough to get sent a copy of the first book in a  brand new kids series The Tinklers Three (A Very Good Idea) by Meredith Badger  to review.   The girls decided it would be the prefect opportunity for mummy to read to them and so we did just that.   Hello lazy summer hours sprawled on the couch together – how I love you.

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I would suggest The Tinklers Three books suit a reading age of grade two to grade four. It’s easy reading with big words that flow well.   My seven-year old re-read it herself immediately after we’d finished.   But having said that all three girls (5,7,9) loved the storyline and couldn’t wait to start each chapter to hear more about the crazy lives of the Tinklers.   

Marcus Tinkler has two sisters. His big sister has an idea every time she sneezes. And his little sister … well, she thinks she is a turtle.  Marcus thinks that he is the most normal of the Tinkler children. But let me tell you a secret. Come closer so I can say it quietly: Marcus Tinkler is not really that normal. None of the Tinklers are.
Do you read to your older children?   I blame my own addiction to reading and stories on a teacher I had in primary school who read to us every day between 12.00 and 12.15.  Oh those where the days – when someone actually read to me.   Bliss. 


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9 Sonia Life Love Hiccups February 13, 2014 at 9:11 am

That actually looks like a really cool book. For some reason I stopped reading to my older ones, but now that I think about it why? I love the idea of us all sitting around even taking it in turns of reading a book. They are book worms my boys so why cant I join in the fun with them??? xx
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10 Meredith February 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Hi Caz,
thanks for the review of my new series – I’m so glad your girls enjoyed it. In answer to your reader’s question the series is definitely intended to appeal to boys as much as girls. And in answer to your own question I still read to my eight year old daughter. It’s pretty much our favourite time of day.
Thanks again,
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11 Caz February 13, 2014 at 6:51 am

Thanks so much for dropping by Meredith and all the very best with the series. I have no doubt we will be buying the rest so we can continue to reading journey. 🙂
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12 Louise February 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm

They sound like cute books Caz. Thanks.


13 Caz February 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Pleasure Louise. Some of those little peeps you work with would love it I’m sure. 🙂
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14 Shelly Browne February 11, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Sounds good. Do you think boys would like it as much as girls?


15 Caz February 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Hey Shell 🙂 I reckon this on would appeal to both girls and boys. It’s a little adventure story – so yeah give it a go.
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16 Shayne February 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Sounds perfect for my little hookworms (they take after their mum too) We try to read a book together in the school holidays. The last couple we have read together were The Wizard of Oz and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. When we finished the books we watched the movies together too!


17 Caz February 11, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Oh my teacher read me both of those – plus Charlotte web. It’s all about building memories hey. I’m sure you’re kids love their reading time with mum as much as mine do.
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