Tracey - posted on 10/31/2010 ( 85 moms have responded )
A Christian Teaching Assistant who's job includes listening to children (age 6 - 7) read has refused to listen to children reading Harry Potter as it is "witchcraft" and offensive to her religion.
Is this a load of codswallop or does she have a valid point? Surely most children's stories include an element of magic (Cinderella's fairy godmother, Aladdin's genie etc), should she stop listening to all fairy tales?
Personally if my kids had been able to read and understand Harry Potter at this age I would have been proud of them.