If you haven't noticed yet, I think reading to your kids is a pretty big deal! Many of my "mom" posts refer to my boys reading and many of my "Ask the Teacher" posts refer to reading. So I thought it would be fun to document what we are reading, from our library and within our own book collection, in our household weekly or bi-monthly depending on the interest in the books. Carter is STILL obsessed with three books in particular, AND you have to read ALL three books, in order, at each sitting! If you try to only read one or two out of the three, he will say "uh oh" and immediately hunt down the missing link and bring it to me. The lucky three, from our own collection, right now are:
When we went to the library this week, I picked out some non-fiction books on some of his interests. He likes to look at the pictures and we usually paraphrase to get through the books with him. We did go to the zoo last week, so I thought that reading a few zoo books would be a nice review of that "field trip" and since he is obsessed with Moo, Baa, La La La, it would be nice for him to see photographs of animals to practice our sounds. He also really enjoys looking and watching the trees and points out trees on our walks and drives, so I got him a tree book.
Evan, on the other hand, isn't too much into reading picture books with me, much anymore. He really enjoys being in the same room with Carter and me, and finishing the sentences for me, from our own collection of books. So I will usually pause at the end of some of the pages and let him "read" along to Carter.
But he is enjoying reading non-fiction with Jeremy, not so much me for some reason. So of course you have the usual sports books, who knew there were so many to choose from :-) and the Puma books, but this time we picked out an airplane book also because him and Carter have been playing "Airplanes" with their cousin Kaden (Kaden's dad is in the Air Force, so Kaden is an "expert" on all things aircraft!) which has spurred a new interest for the boys.
So that's what we'll be reading this week, what are the good reads in your household this week? Better yet, in honor of National Young Reader's Day this Tuesday, blog about it and link up (add the direct link for your post not your main website please) here!