Weekly Reading Basket #3

In three weeks, this simple reading basket has made our afternoons so much sweeter (and naptime easier!). Read more at lonestarsigners.com!

 

My girls are loving our #weeklyreadingbasket (inspired by Veronica at Seven Lovely Things)! Each day before nap, they curl up with me on the couch and listen while I read, read, read.

Kate–in typical toddler fashion–picks the same two books everyday. Today she even “read” Mouse’s First Summer to me! Addie and I are still working our way through All of a Kind Family, a chapter at a time. (I’ve actually started reading this chapter after the girls climb into their beds. It’s definitely made for a calmer naptime transition!)

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty.  It should be offered to them as a precious gift.

—Kate DiCamillo

In three weeks, this simple reading basket has made our afternoons so much sweeter (and naptime easier!). Read more at lonestarsigners.com!

We’ve been talking about signs for NIGHT & DAY/WEATHER this past week, so many of our books correspond with that theme.

Addie (6):

  • has been asking me to translate words into Spanish for her for months now. “What is “friend,” Mama? How do I say ‘night’?” I love borrowing bilingual books like Qunito, Day and Night –sweet family, detailed illustrations, and the story in both English and Spanish on each page. Perfect for together or alone!
  • has been enjoying non-fiction books that relate to our weekly themes. Shapes in the Sky has beautiful pictures and delightful phrases that make learning fun.

Kate (33 months):

  • loves our “Bear books” from Barefoot Books. Bear in Sunshine is new to our family, and perfect for the weather theme!
  • enjoys reading Time for a Hug to all of us every day. Hugs are mandatory.

What’s in your reading basket this week?

Use the hashtag #weeklyreadingbasket on Instagram to join in the fun!

 

Related:

Increasing Literacy in Your Home

Weekly Reading Basket #1

Weekly Reading Basket #2

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One thought on “Weekly Reading Basket #3

  1. Love seeing this! Thanks for the shout out. This week so far we have read the same Berenstain Bear book like 100 times, and No David repeatedly as well. Its never too late to make a basket, right?! Taking my own advice and finally getting one together today.

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