Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Reading Out Loud
My boys are probably not as old as I like to think that they are but it all started this past summer. There are so many books that I never read as a child and I'm eager to read them now. Not to read them alone, all tucked up in my bed after a long day, but to enjoy them with others, mainly my children. So we started by reading the Little House series. (Yes, this was a series I never read growing up). I am probably more eager than they are to find out what happens. Once Almanzo entered the picture I couldn't repress the goofy smile that came to my lips and the irresistible urge to say, "You know who is here on the prairie? Almaaanzoooo......" Since I only have sons they humor me but don't quite share my eager anticipation to find out how he and Laura actually fall in love and get married.
We enter into these other worlds mostly at lunch and tea time (and sometimes when they are going to bed).
We recently took a break from "Little Town on the Prairie" and read "The Saturdays" by Elizabeth Enright. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm not sure if the boys gleaned all of the wonderful sayings or the more difficult vocabulary but we all seemed to look forward to each chapter.
So are there any more great read aloud book recommendations? I would love to keep adding to my list.