Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Reading to the Childern

I have gotten out of practice as the children have all grown to read on there own, but I used to read to them each night and have come to the conclusion I need to find the time to do this again.


What happened was Nolan found the book Mother West’s Children and said to me “ Mom remember when you read this book to us at night “ then Conner piped in “ yea mom remember when you read that book about King Arthur. “


That was only last year but they make me feel as if I haven’t read out loud to them in forever, but from their point of view it has been forever. So I am going to make the time to read to them at least 3 times a week and hopefully every day.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that is so good for you to get back to that. I read aloud to my girls for so long... They are now 19 and 16. Then I started all over again when my son, now 6, was born. It amazed me, even at 6 months of age, how his tastes differed from his sisters'. He didn't want the book about the bunny or the duck! He wanted to book with the picture of the truck on it! What's up with this?

    We just finished a great read-aloud that I borrowed from the library called Three Tales of My Father's Dragon. I think the author's name is Gannet. You can check my blog--I have it listed on books we've read, and it is Amazon linked so you can see the author's name.

    Sometimes I make him tolerate a less favorite book for a chapter, and then read him the one he really wants for a chapter. That way we do the other ones I want to do as well. I remember I used to have to do that with my girls with the books that my son will probably just love--biographies about Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Zebulon Pike, other mountain men, George Washington Carver... It still amazes me the way the testoserone really seems to divide which books the girls like and which ones the boys like!

    Our next book we will start this week is called The Bears of Blue River, and I think the author's name is Majors. Can't wait to get started. We are reading, simultaneously, as the book my 6 yos does not prefer, Understood Betsy, by Canfield.