We have been inspired by Veronica at Seven Lovely Things to make read-alouds a priority in our home. I hope you will join us with YOUR reading basket this week; just use the hashtag on Instagram to link up with us!
“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!”
— A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943
We returned from our family vacation to find that most of Kate’s picture books were due back at the library. She grows pretty attached to “her” books and was pretty traumatized by the fact that Katie Goes to the Doctor was expected back at the library after having it read aloud to her every day for nine weeks. Luckily (for her, not for us), the library had a second copy, so she got to bring it home again with her after all. (Yay?) Mom Tip: If you have not introduced your toddler to the wonder of Liesbet Slegers, you really need to get to the library today.
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Now that she is done with naps, Addie (7) has been devouring chapter books at a pretty fast rate. She read A Bear Called Paddington in the car on the way home from our trip, as well as a couple of American Girl books. She’s on the last book from a new series by Jessica Day George: Tuesdays at the Castle, Wednesdays in the Tower, and Thursdays with the Crown and she’s reading Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, too.
We picked up a great book called The Scraps by author-illustrator Lois Ehlert. The title page cautions readers: “Don’t read this book (unless you love books and art).” That was enough to hook Addie: “I love books AND art!” There is a two-page spread of all her other books, so Addie requested to read Top Cat and Feathers for Lunch as well.
Kate (3.75) continues to love books written by Liesbet Slegers and the Maisy books by Lucy Cousins. We checked out some new-to-us titles, including Count With Maisy, Peck, Peck, Peck, and The Lucy Cousins Book of Nursery Rhymes.