what we read

One of the things that I really enjoy doing with my kids is reading. It has always been something that we can share and I love watching how they grow through the choices they make in books and their ability to read them. Our youngest absolutely loves books, she always is bringing us several to read to her. But my favorite thing to watch is when her brothers will read one to her. It is precious to me.
My oldest (almost 9) is into the chapter books and currently the Indian in the Cupboard series has taken first place. If a story captures him he will sit down for quite some time to read. I never want to make it like work for him, so finding those right books is key. Often all the kids go in stages of reading the same things, and those can be the best reccomendations for us. Usually what I would pick up is not the same as he would like!

Our 6 year old is really into reading independently now too. He is loving Tomie dePaola books because his class did a big project on the author recently. He is so proud of what he can read and loves to share with us. His enthusiasm has been pretty recent and fun to watch.

And Kate's favorite books right now? They have to be these:
All of the series from Usborne That's Not My... are a hit and this little alphabet book has such great illustrations inside. It comes with a bag of foam blocks so you can make the letters yourself. And Peek a Moo is always a fun one too.I believe a love of reading begins early and I do hope that this is one thing I can instill in my children. And I am always looking for new reccomendations for them. Would love to hear of any that are favorites at your house!

1 comment:

Joy said...

Ross is into the Magic Treehouse series right now. We are avid readers as well in this house.