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What age is Goosebumps for? My 6 year old is begging me to read him one

My son is in first grade and really wants me to read him a Goosebumps book but I am not sure what age one should be to hear one of those since I have never read one. Any idea?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Oct. 25, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • I think that's age appropriate. My girls used to read them at that age....


    Answer by m-avi at 5:28 PM on Oct. 25, 2013

  • 1st-2nd grade is the appropriate age range. I was actually a bit older when I read them, but that's because they didn't come out till I was older :P

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 5:31 PM on Oct. 25, 2013

  • My son has been reading them since he was 5 or so. They might scare some kids, but they didn't bother DS.

    Answer by kmath at 5:45 PM on Oct. 25, 2013

  • I think it depends on the kid. My five year old doesn't seem quite ready, but I can't wait until he is. :)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 5:53 PM on Oct. 25, 2013

  • i think they're great starter chapter books. my 7 year old scares easily so she probably wouldn't be able to read them at her age but maybe when she's a little older. i loved them when i was a kid

    Answer by tnm786 at 5:59 PM on Oct. 25, 2013

  • I've proofread a couple of the Goosebumps books. I think they would be fine for a six-year-old, as long as he isn't the ovely sensitive kind.

    Answer by Ballad at 6:15 PM on Oct. 25, 2013

  • I am still kind of scared after reading those books and I am pushing 30...

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:47 AM on Oct. 26, 2013

  • I'd suggest maybe reading it during the day to start, so hopefully no nightmares will follow. My son and I read a book about spiders (a learning book) before bed one night and he said he was up all night thinking about how spiders must live down between his bed and the wall! He's 5.

    Answer by AdensMama0308 at 6:21 PM on Oct. 29, 2013

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