My son is almost 4½ years old, he knows his letters and numbers cold, and is starting to put together those letters into written words.
I want to introduce him to quality comics as a way to get him reading early.
Initially I was thinking classics like Elfquest and Bone and Groo. But those might be a little over his head at 4½.
So I'd like advice in two parts:
- What are some good comic series for very young beginning readers?
- For the future reference of this parent, and any other parent, what are some great, classic comic series that every 5 - 8 year old should experience? Anything aimed at kids age 10+ or teens would be too far in the future for me to think about right now. But I am going to start the hoarding for the next 5 years, so I can hand my son a preloaded Pad 6 or Nexus 12 in a few years and watch his brain explode with the awesome.
Where better to ask this question than Boing Boing?
And please, for the love of all that's holy, no Archie or Jughead. Not even in jest. I can't do that to my progeny.