I’ve been thinking about books. There are a few (very few) I want to re-read–slowly–and then write about while re-reading. Or after I’ve re-read them. Or something like that.[Read more…]
We’ve had a strange phenomenon in our home, concerning books. I realized not long ago that I barely pick up a picture book anymore. I used to write a semi-monthly series called What We Read which mostly featured picture books from the library–then I had a falling out with our local library (which I don’t think I’ve ever described here, but should write about) and the constant traffic of new books in our home rather ground to a halt.[Read more…]
Each month I share some of our favorite books we’ve shared over the course of the month. For reference, my boys are 5.5, 4, and 2.5 years old.
September was quite the month, apparently. I don’t think we managed to get to the library at all in September. Consequently, I don’t really have any picture books to share this month. We read a lot (we always do) but there weren’t any that especially stuck out to me. We focused a lot on reading and listening to chapter books. That wasn’t really intentional, but it’s how it worked out! Coincidentally I don’t really have book pictures, either…most of these books we read were on my Kindle. And that just doesn’t make for very good pictures. Here’s some of the boys, instead. My apologies!
Every month I’ll look back at what we’ve been reading together and separately. For reference, my boys are 5, 3.93, and 2 years old.
This month I was able to empty out one of the existing bookshelves, unpack most of our children’s books, and make a sort of reading corner for the boys (and grownups, too.) With the novelty of having all of our books once again shelved and available to everyone, we didn’t do very much repeated reading this month–it seemed like they were always bringing new books to be read. Which is great, but how I mentally write these posts is by taking note of the books they’re asking to read over and over. As a consequence, I’ve felt kind of lost for this month’s post, since I can’t exactly list every single thing that’s been read! Instead I’m sticking to the books we got from the library (the good ones), the chapter books we read, and what I’m (trying) to read.
I started writing this post back in May, before we moved, while I was waist-deep in the lonely chaos of packing. I’m thinking I may as well make this a monthly tradition, to share what we’ve been reading together.
what we read
for the boys
If there’s one thing I can do to make me feel like the day hasn’t been a total waste, it’s reading with the boys. So long as we can end our day cozily cuddled on someone’s bed (because we can’t all fit on a chair anymore) with a book in hand, it seems like all of the frustrations and failures the day may have held are smoothed over and forgotten. All of the boys are eager to be read to–like most children their age, I guess–and these are the books that have been on rotation lately.
Of course we are reading a lot more than just these–but I’m just listing the favorites.
Just for reference, our boys are 5, 3.5, and 2 years old.