I started this with my oldest who was born in 1990 and over the years it has become known as Snuggles and Stories. Reading with your child is one of the best things you can do for them and yourself. I can't say we read every night because that would be a lie, but we do try to do as much as we can. I get sick easily so even when I was tired the kids could always sit and snuggle, while enjoying a book with Mommy.
Don't get me wrong my husband, parents, and now even my older children have all taken turns reading to the smaller children, but for the main part I do most of the snuggles and stories. Maybe it is because I am more soft, or maybe it stems from the time I read to them while they were still in the womb, but it is one of my favorite things to do with them.
I thought tonight as we were getting the kids ready for bed... why not start a blog and try to keep it updated with the books we read. Some will be of course the books we read with our children while others will be books we read for our own pleasure. I am sure you will see lags but life gets busy and we can't always get to everything we want to do, but with the time I do, I hope to keep this blog going not only to keep a record of what we read but maybe even turn others onto other books they might not be aware of, and would like to read for themselves.
So without further ado...Tonight's installment.
Deanna was reading another chapter book but when we cleaned the other day it must have been moved so she read "Go, Dog. Go!" by P.D. Eastman to me instead. Deanna as most of you know has a hard time learning and is entering the 5th grade tomorrow, so her reading skills might not be where another child her age might be, but she still enjoys to be read to, although most nights she now prefers to do the reading. She has come a long way and we are proud of every accomplishment she makes.
Dorothy finished her shower and didn't even dress before she picked her book out tonight, so she was still in her towel when I read her choice to her. She picked "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" by Laura Numeroff. I do have to say we have the whole set from her collection so I guess we would be considered big fans. Dorothy starts 1st grade tomorrow, and still loves to be read to, which doesn't bother me in the least. Time will come soon enough when she too would rather read to me then have me read to her, so I will enjoy it while I can.