(This post contains affiliate links.) Read something with your child. Not to teach them anything. Not to practice sounding out words or get an early start on learning to read. Just because sometimes there’s no greater feeling than sitting down, with a kid on your lap, looking at pictures and books together. Figuring things out […]
So a summer reading list ain’t just any reading list. It’s a science, my friend. No one wants anything too ponderous over the summer. You want fun, and adventure, and mystery, and not too much thinking. Or at least, if you’re going to be thinking, you don’t want to realize you’re thinking, you know?
When it comes to reading, my son is a fantasy-loving geek like his mama. During our quiet reading time, right before bed, he’ll reach for Percy Jackson or Harry Potter or The Hobbit. But, as I’ve mentioned before, the kids don’t have required reading lists at school. It’s as though everyone is so excited the kids are reading, that no one’s concentrating on what […]
We love a good, goofy book around here. We’re especially partial to rhyming books, which — aside from being fun — help kids with things like cadence, memorization and early reading skills. Here are six of our favorites (for more reading fun, check out our Valentine Reading List): –Bear Hugs: Romantically Ridiculous Animal Rhymes by Karma Wilson: I love […]
I’ve posted a lot of kids’ book lists this year (including this one, listing our favorite Christmas books). But since I firmly believe kids who read grow up around adults who read…here’s my very first Grown-Up Reading List. I’ll warn you, though — it’s a Christmas reading list. I love Christmas. I’m unabashedly sentimental about […]