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