Whew! It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks around here at the Clark house. I am finally getting back into reading out loud. Debra at Footprints in the Butter has been hosting a Read Aloud Challenge. She writes about the books she is reading aloud to her children and then other bloggers can link up to share what books they are reading. I have found new books to read aloud that I am excited to go to the library and look up, if not to read aloud at least to give to the kids for their silent reading time.
Since we started school this past Wednesday, we are just getting back into reading out loud. We were able to read Night of the Moonjellies and Grandfather’s Journey, and The Rag Coat which are really good, touching picture story books. We also read some silly picture books. The most silly was Sesame Street characters singing the Twelve Days of Christmas. Rebekah and I have a lot of fun hamming it up and singing that book loudly.
For Sarah, I read her history book out loud to her. I have found that she enjoys history a lot more when we read the book out loud together and talk through the questions This has been a change for me, because when Matthew went through this program, he preferred to read the books by himself and then just discuss the questions with me.
Have you been reading books out loud to your children. Join Debra at Footprints in the Butter and let her know what you are reading. I am finding many great books to read out loud through this challenge.