Reading was never one of my favorite things to do growing up. I’m one of those people who tried to work things out without reading the instructions. At the end, I realize that reading the instructions would have made the task much easier, lol.
I’m trying to read more lately. Although I can’t imagine myself reading novels like my co-workers to pass the time, I’ve been reading a lot of magazine articles and blogs. Those count right?
As an attempt to promote reading with our kids, we’ve been taking trips to the bookstore and buying books to add to their library.
For Christmas, my brother in law gave our son a set of 3 Science books and my sister in law gave him a book to accompany his Build-A-Bear present. My mom gave him a whole set of books from Scholastic.
With all these books to add to their already growing collection, I might as well homeschool them right? haha, I wish.
We try to read to them every night, but we also try to read during the day as a good time to spend time with one another,
DS’s current favorites include “Maybe a Bear it!” Trains and Dinosaurs!” and “There were ten in the bed!”
My favorite is ” Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name!” Yes that’s the actual title of the book. I’ve never heard of that book till I saw it and I love the silliness of it! Even I’m getting excited to read all the books in their library.
Some of the books came with a music sheet so DH played them on a toy piano and I was jamming with my guitar. DS had a lot of fun singing along with us. He requested for his small guitar to pretend he was playing a violin for the songs. Even our DD was singing and trying to strum the guitar as well.
I like it that DS is beginning to incorporate reading with fun. He already has a knack for inventing songs and making up stories. I can’t wait for him to start reading and get his imagination get even more creative.
Singing and being silly can make reading fun… and that Works for Me!