Hi Munmun_b and Welcome! Thanks for posting these great questions.
Here are a couple of other suggestions from a mom of an almost 8 year old - me. I am not posting as a professional just as a mom.
I noticed when my daughter became frustrated with reading more difficult books we took a step back. We changed it up a bit and went back to some very basic books vs chapter books. I think it helped her confidence and made her enjoy reading again instead of it being a challenge.
Your daughter could read books like Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Pat the Bunny, The Grouchy Ladybug to your 2 year old. It has been fun revisiting the books I used to read to my daughter, I'm glad I kept them and notice she will pick them up once in awhile to read on her own or to her dolls when she plays house.
We are also reading the Little House on the Prairie series. We take turns reading a couple pages at a time. I have other friends reading the Harry Potter series to their 7- 8 year olds.
For your 2 year - try sitting down on the floor and begin reading aloud using very animated voices, expressions and motions. He may just wonder what you are doing and wander over to check out the fun.
We also like sites like Storyline Online . Celebs read stories and it may make your kids want to read the stories again.The Activity Guides are awesome. These are books you may have in your home or you can pick them up the in library. Another fun site to check out is Book It!
What is your 8 year old into these days? You may be able to find books or magazines that go along with what she is playing with.
Hope this his helpful. Be sure to check back in to let us know what you are reading.
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