It is a regular site in my home. To see my three kiddos sitting together on the couch with books. My daughter often reads to her brothers. I often sit with them. Sometimes I read to them. Sometimes I let them “read” to me (my daughter reads well…but she still loves being read to).
It is a gift to introduce your children to the joy of books.
I once heard someone say that he doesn’t read to his kids. It hurt my heart. The reason he didn’t read to them? Not because he didn’t have time. Not because he didn’t enjoy it. No. It was just too “frustrating” for him.
Ah. So tragic.
Reading with kids is among the greatest joys. I derive more pleasure from sharing a story with my children than nearly any other family activity.
We are a family that reads.
As a family, we are reading through L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. My kids love it. They’ve never seen the Judy Garland movie. So, they are hearing the story with fresh ears. Without the pictures of what Dorothy was made to look like.
What are you reading as a family? Do you read together? What is your favorite summertime book?
I think it’s just about time for a give-away!
Starting NOW you may enter to win one item from my ETSY shop. (It’s called “Inspired Novelties”…all items are inspired by literature and the people who write that literature). Remember, 50% of all the money I bring in from my Etsy shop goes to The Manasseh Project for the whole month of July.
Here’s how you enter.
1. Comment on this blog post answering the questions above.
2. Subscribe to this blog to get it in your email box (look to the right of this post). Leave a comment telling me you subscribed.
3. Share this post on Facebook. Tag me in the post so I see that you did it!
4. “Like” me on Facebook by visiting HERE. If you already like me there, tell me in a comment below.
5. “Pin” one of the items from Inspired Novelties on your Pinterest board. Add the link to that pin in a comment.
BONUS! Here’s a shameless plug. I’m trying to raise as many funds as I can for The Manasseh Project. So…if you purchase something from my Etsy shop, you will get 5 bonus points toward winning a free item. You can’t beat that. If you have already purchased something this month (July, 2012), leave a comment reminding me and you will get the 5 bonus points. That’s 5 extra points for each purchase. Not too shabby.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday. You have from now until Tuesday, July 17 at 11:32 pm to enter.