What to Do During Harry Potter


My Littlest finally made her way into Harry Potter. I figured it was about time, so we got the listening-CDs from the library.

She has always preferred listening to reading, and I don't make an issue of it. While she listens, she creates art. This is the garden that grew from her time with Harry. I love how it gives me a simple window into her spirit.


Garden, by Sonia, 11. Done in Quark XPress. Used with permission.

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Anonymous John Pattison said...

I just finished listening to all seven audiobooks read by Jim Dale. They are amazing. The first time I read the series I flew through the books to see what would happen next. Listening on audio compelled me to slow down and soak it in. It was a great way to experience the series and to appreciate the full scope of the books' brilliance.

My three year-old daughter picked up bits and pieces of the audiobooks and so she makes up stories about Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Snape, and Slughorn. (She also once asked if Jesus has a wand.) My wife and I have wondered what age would be a good age to let her hear the series for real. Did you have your daughter wait for a certain age?

4:55 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

So talented.

Looking at Sonia's artwork is like receiving a big loving smile.

5:09 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Thanks, Maureen. That's how I feel! :)

John, I did wait. I wanted her to be of the age where she could decipher fantasy from reality. She's 11. It was a good age.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Megan Willome said...

J.K.Rowling would be proud!

6:18 PM  
Blogger Sam Van Eman said...

I'm only in the middle of book 5. She won't spoil any of the suspense for me with her drawings, will she?

10:25 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Sam! :) Lol. Well, if you see a decapitated flower here, you'll know what happened. ;-)

10:36 AM  

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