One thing our family has always enjoyed is reading good books together. It’s one of my favorite things about being a Mom: sharing sweet memories and going on adventures right in our very home!
I think my favorite part is when I stop at a REALLY good point in a book and my children scream – NO PLEASE< READ MORE, Mommy!
The looks on their faces make it absolutely pricesless to see them waiting – filled with anticipation of ‘what will happen next’!
I’m sure by now, if you have been spending time here with me, you’ll know our very favorite read aloud is the Bible. It is so full of adventure (the boys love the war stories), love, romance, wisdom and the most beautiful story ever told is truly found within it’s pages….and since you know that already, I won’t dwell on it.
I do want to share some of our favorites, some of the ones we have read through the years and more recent ones.
I did not grow up in a home where we read aloud. I’m not sure I really remember seeing my Mom read many books- there was no time with raising two children , years apart and working two to three jobs at a time. She should have written a book, but I’m not sure how she would have done that, either.
At any rate, I was and always have been a reader.
My children appear to be picking that trait up, in their own ways. None the less, when we all sit down together, even the little guy is quick to listen!
The blessing of reading good, living books, is that my children are learning and generally, we go on to learn about various topics discussed in the books.
That means I need ways to help gather information and remember the various things we read about (and discuss during the day) that we want to learn. So I created some fun worksheets, I think you will enjoy!
As littles, all of my children enjoyed Goodnight Moon, it is a classic, isn’t it, along with Pat the Bunny. Such sweet memories go along with those. Following not behind, we love the The Pout-Pout Fish. That funny little fish just starts out all pouty and before you know it someone comes along and shares a little love with him and voila -he’s a different fish. A kiss kiss fish – so in love that that fish.
As we have traveled through history, we have enjoyed some amazing moments with historical figures who challenged the status quo and changed the world…their words , their lives…came alive as we read of their journeys through history…
- Abigail Adams: First Lady of Faith and Courage (Sower Series)
- The Vikings (Landmark Books)
- Amos Fortune, Free Man (Newbery Library, Puffin)
- Leif the Lucky
Travel the northern US and southern Canada, as you learn about the great lakes….as one little boat travels the harsh terrain in
When you need some character growth, with some history and beautiful nature mixed in…..these books will be near and dear to your family’s hearts…
And our all time favorites are
I’m sorry I went over a list of ten. There are so many other wonderful read alouds I want to share with you. And I will through out the life of this space-meant to encourage and help you find the sweetness of life….
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