I am one of those people who love to see what other people are reading. It always inspires me with new ideas for myself as well as my family.
One of my top parenting goals is to raise my kids to love reading. I have always been a reader. My mom is a reader, my dad is a reader, my grandparents read. In order develop that love in my kids, I have always thought it’s important to model myself reading, Jason reading and give them many books to find their own interests (even if it pains me to have to read those books to them).
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Here’s what I have read in the last week:
If you suspect your child is struggling in school, no one knows what is wrong, and your pediatrician, eye doctors, and school tests can’t find an answer, I highly recommend this book.
I always assumed that because Nora had 20/20 vision her vision was “perfect”. After going through a series of tests, her vision is far from perfect and it explains so many reasons why she has been behind in school, struggles with reading and math, and why she has been getting headaches since she was old enough to tell us she had them.
I will actually be writing a separate post about this sometime in the near future but for those of you near me, I have this book and would be glad to let you borrow it. It’s a pretty quick read and you might possibly see your own child in the case studies. We did…more than once. My rating ☆☆☆☆☆
I grabbed this magazine at the checkout not long ago because of the Ibotta rebate and because I knew I wanted something to look at in the car and the waiting room for Nora’s appointment yesterday!
This isn’t typically a magazine I would buy but for $2.50 after the Ibotta rebate I was tempted. (Although if I ever want to buy it again I will definitely go to Amazon and buy it for $5 for the year!) My favorites in the magazine were: I found a few colors of paint that I really liked that I might experiment with for a bookshelf redo, there were several cute Easter ideas and they had some Eco money-saving ideas on the bottom of some of the pages (marked with a leaf) that I thought were good. Overall, it was ok but I’d probably save this magazine for browsing at the library or doctor visits. My rating ☆☆
“Tomorrow will never come. Today is the day we have been given to take responsibility for our lives. Jesus calls us to revolutionary principles – to love, to forgive, to give to the poor, to live for eternity rather than to build our own kingdom on this earth, to be humble, to give up our rights.” Sally Clarkson
I love Sally Clarkson’s books. In fact, she is probably one of my favorite writers. She has a tremendous heart for God, teaching younger women and children. I’m going through this book chapter by chapter and doing the discussion questions which takes time because they are so thought-provoking. This book could easily change the way you look at life. I’ve already seen that it has with mine. My rating ☆☆☆☆☆
Maddie’s (turning 12 this week) been loving anything by Wendy Mass. She read both of these this week and said that she would recommend them both. I have heard her giggle as she has read these and she went on to say that she’s read at least 3 other of Mass’ books and they were all “very good”. Her rating ☆☆☆☆☆
Finally, here’s the favorites we’ve read out loud this week with the Blake and Nora (7), David (5), and Ari (3). Some the twins have read out loud to our group and some I’ve read to them. I chose mostly books that were mine from my childhood (which was fun not only for me but for them as well). It was a hit. The kids loved them all!
I loved this book when I was a little girl. If you’ve never read it, search your libraries or buy a used copy, it’s a cute book.
After we finished with Pig Pig, we told the story of the 3 Little Pigs (without an actual book) because the kids love to play “Pigs” where I’m the wolf and chase them around. That brought us to this next book which is not from my childhood but it’s a good one!
This one produced a lot of extra compare and contrast conversation between the 3 little pigs and the 3 little fish. That was fun and we had a lot of giggles.
This was a favorite of mine as a child and it was fun to have the kids read it to me. We also talked about how seeds grow and that some seeds take a long time to germinate and grow and others don’t.
Poor Minnie just can’t fly… I bet my mom read this book to me hundreds of times and the kids enjoyed it just like I did. Nora was excited to be able to read it alone and she kept it in her stack of books to read again this week.
Maddie was scared of this book when she was younger (she was always a little more timid than the others). I didn’t get that reaction at all this time around. The kids thought the Wild Things were hilarious and weren’t scared at all. It’s interesting as a mom of 5 of how each can have such different reactions to the same book. After reading we played “Wild Things” where the kids pretended to be a Wild Thing until I couldn’t take the noise anymore! 🙂
My kids seem to like any book with cats and this one was no exception. The kids could easily read it and the preschoolers had fun rhyming “at” words.
If your kids love the beach and cats, this is a winner! I loved this book when I was a child partly because it’s a Jenny book and because it’s just a good book. The kittens are cute and the story is too.
What have you been reading this week?
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Michelle Westbrook | Happy Wife, Happy Life says
I am feeling really behind in my reading. I read one chapter in Platform (Michael Hyatt). But, tomorrow I am visiting my sister and so I am positive I will have read over 30 children’s books by Saturday, lol