Weekly Reads *Giveaway*
WINNER**Bethany Nelson, give us an email and we'll send you a copy of Nora's book! xoxo
Each week we'll be updating this section to highlight our current book selections. Books are a huge part of our daily lives and we hope to inspire that spark and encourage reading to your children daily!
Mozzy's pick: When reading this one to him we really emphasize 'happy, sad, anger, frustrated' and it has been fun to see him understand the connections! He has a few words that he says, but today it was great to have him make the scowl that we make when we say, "Angry!" I was able to then help him more in that situation, even if it was just to validate that yes, that was what he was feeling!
Henrietta's pick: Henrietta is in the stage of interactive reading. She has zero patience for long books and wants to play 'I spy' with most everything we read. So we've incorporated it into the books we choose and reading to her is more of a prompt to find different things on each page and even have her ask us questions. Richard Scarry's books offer a lot of visual options!
Riah and Thad's pick: Each night or rather, most nights, we read chapters from a book to the older children. Typically we pick a series and usually that series has other fun things to accompany the reading. We've completed Harry Potter 1-5, the Magic Treehouse series, Ivy and Bean and now are onto the Little House on the Prairie series. This has led to watching episodes of the television series once or twice a week and this Summer we look forward to exploring the places around Minnesota and South Dakota that honor the Wilder family. *Quick note: This book uses incorrect stereotypes and titles of Native Americans and African Americans. We had a lengthy discussion with the kids and have opted to leave some parts out and change the wording to be correct.
Riah's pick: I love that my oldest is typically found with her nose in a book. I delight in this and encourage it. She's currently reading this series:
Chelsey's pick: Sigh. Nora, this tall drink of water is not only a talented writer but a wonderful human that I have had the pleasure of getting to know. This book, whether I knew her or not, would be on the top of my list. I have listened to her read it via my Audible app, which is even more delightful, but fair warning...don't listen while you cook, the dinner I prepared was little salty from my tears. Leave a comment with your favorite book your reading for yourself or to your children. On Friday at 10 A.M. CT I'll randomly select a comment to send this book to. Happy Reading!